To be available soon...
These two new books will entertain and educate your child at the same time...
The Elves and Other Stories
Mike Sounou Mensa
Nana Yaw is having a tough time managing his home. With a runaway wife and children who are only interested in playing, there's no end in sight for lowering his stress levels. Grandma is around to help but how he wishes the children could develop a bit of interest in house chores. Is there any hope of things turning around for this family?
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King Gorilla has a trusted friend but can he really be trusted? What happens when his trusted friend wants the very throne he is occupying?
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When Mawuli and his kid brother could hardly do much about their frequent lateness to school he suggests to his struggling father to buy them bicycles. With a meagre income and huge responsibility how will this dream be realised?
Crossing the Stream
Ato hasn’t visited his grandmother’s house since he was seven. He’s heard the rumours that she’s a witch, and his mother has told him he must never sit on the old couch on her porch. Now here he is, on that exact couch, with a strange-looking drink his grandmother has given him, wondering if the rumours are true. What’s more, there’s a freshly dug hole in her yard that Ato suspects may be a grave meant for him.
Meanwhile at school, Ato and his friends have entered a competition to win entry to Nnoma, the island bird sanctuary that Ato’s father helped create. But something is poisoning the community garden where their project is housed, and Ato sets out to track down the culprit. In doing so, he brings his estranged mother and grandmother back together, and begins healing the wounds left on the family by his father’s death years before.
And that hole in the yard? It is a grave, but not for the purpose Ato feared, and its use brings a tender, celebratory ending to this deeply felt and universal story of healing and love from one of Ghana’s most admired children’s book authors.