Handa's Surprise

By Eileen Browne
Illustrated by Eileen Browne

A vibrant and colourful African story featuring Handa.

Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. As she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits. But Handa has a surprise in store...

  • "Rich, hot colours and fluid brush-strokes zap each scene into life..."The Independent on Sunday
  • " luscious it seems almost edible..."The Observer
  • Shortlisted for the Sheffiled Children's Book Award, 1995.

About the author

Eileen Browne worked as a school teacher and a youth worker before becoming an author and illustrator, with her first book being published in 1977. She believes that certain groups of people are not well represented in children s books, so she gives priority to multi-cultural and female characters. Eileen was born in Birmingham, but now lives in Wiltshire.


1995: Sheffield Children's Book Award

Sheffield Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9780744536348
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 18, 1997
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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