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Anna Hibiscus

By Atinuke
Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

A collection of four linked stories of family life set in modern west Africa.

Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!

  • The debut of a fresh, new storytelling voice.
  • Racing Reads are engaging first novels for the newly independent reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the story-per-chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence.

About the author

Atinuke is a Nigerian storyteller. She draws upon her recent ancestry from Yoruba land, England and Wales, and more ancient origins of Spain, Portugal and China, to tell stories from both the world of folktales and contemporary life. She lives in Wales with her husband and two sons. Anna Hibiscus is her first title for Walker Books.

About the illustrator

Lauren Tobia worked as an intensive care nurse before graduating from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. While studying, she was highly commended in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize. She lives in Bristol and has two daughters and a greyhound called Mickey.

Awards

2008: Branford Boase Award

The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first novelist in a single calendar year. - Shortlisted

2008: UKLA Children's Publishing Awards

Bi-annual award focusing on literacy. - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406306552
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 112pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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