ACHUKA Book of the Day 4 Jan 2022
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Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month, January 2022
“A lively, joyous book with a likeable, empathetic central character who grows in confidence, understanding and self-awareness throughout.” BfK 5-star review
“Owolabi lived in the flat above mine and was the most annoying boy – no, scratch that – person I had ever met. I was sure Caro’s cockerel agreed with me.”
Jummy has won a place at the River School, the finest girls’ boarding school in Nigeria. Nothing can dampen her spirits, not even when she learns that her best friend Caro won’t be joining her. By the Shine-Shine River, school is everything Jummy dreamt of, with friendly new girls, midnight feasts and sporting prizes – but when Caro suddenly arrives at the school to work, not to learn, Jummy must bring all her friends together to help.
From a new talent in middle-grade contemporary fiction, Sabine Adeyinka, based on her own experience of attending boarding school in Nigeria.
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