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Children of the Benin Kingdom

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Ada has lived close to the great rainforest for her whole life, helping her beloved Papa Eze to heal fello villagers when they fall sick. But when Papa Eze himself becomes ill, he knows he must tell Ada the truth about her real identity – something he has kept hidden to protect his daughter from danger. Ada must now travel deep into the forest and discover the ancient Edo kingdom of Benin, connect with her past and to use everything within her power to heal the terrible divisions that are tearing the kingdom apart. Pursued by those who want her dead, Ada sets off on an incredible journey which tests her strengths to their limit – with just her friends, the guidance of her ancestors and her own self-belief to help her. Children of the Benin Kingdom is fast paced adventure story, set in one of Africa’s most fascinating civilisations, the Edo Kingdom of Benin. Written by British Nigerian author Dinah Orji, the book appeals to any child that likes to be transported to another world and is about friendship, loyalty and the bonds of family. The story is rich in historical detail and the cultural traditions of West Africa and as accurate historical fiction it is also perfect for celebrating Black history. Reviews "This is a gripping adventure story that offers something fresh and original to the middle grade historical fiction market." Books for Topics, children’s fiction reviews blog “A riveting historical adventure… as much about friendship and loyalty and the bonds of family as a quest for identity." Books for Keeps, children’s fiction magazine “When reading this book, you become completely absorbed into the culture of the West African people … because the story is rich and gripping.” Reading Zone, children’s fiction reviews blog

 

Author: Dinah Orji

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 150

Release Date: 30-08-2020


EAN: 9781999336332

Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English

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