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Angel Boy

Illustrated by Mercy Makinda

A thought-provoking Ghanaian story, set in the sinister, poverty-driven underworld of gangland, leads to a taut, thrilling climax.

Leonard is on school holidays but things aren't going to plan: his friends are far away, his nana is no fun, and his dad is away working. So Leonard takes the bus to Elmina, a historic European fort built to imprison West African slaves shipped off to America. Before Leonard knows what's happening, he is kidnapped by a gang , who plan to use his angel-face to fleece the tourists. Will Leonard escape from this living nightmare?

  • Well-written thriller with sinister undertones told through a child's eye.
  • The underworld of street gangs is an eye-opening subject for western readers.
  • Written by a distinguished children's writer and playwright.

About the author

Bernard Ashley writes not only children's books, but also for television and the theatre. His first children s novel, "The Trouble with Donovan Croft", won the Other Award.

ISBN: 9781845078096
Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NS-PB
Release Date: June 1, 2008
Dimensions: 131 x 196mm, 112pp
Stock Status: INDENT
Australian RRP: $14.95
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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