A heartwarming, exciting story of friendship, wonder and dance from Waterstones Prize-shortlisted author Efua TraorÃ©!Â
Jomi’s mum left when he was little to make a new life for them in Lagos, the city of dreams. When Jomi doesn’t hear from her, he decides to follow. His only starting place is a TV dance competition that his mum used to love.
Things go badly for the boy and his pet bushbaby, until he meets a crew of street kids. Together, they come up with a one-chance idea to find Jomi’s mother – and make their own dreams come true.
- A brand new novel full of joy and wonder by the author ofÂ Children of the Quicksands, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
- A contemporary adventure of destiny, friendship and dance set in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria
- Jomi hopes to find his missing mum by dancing on a TV talent show in a story which offers emotional pull and a lot of fun!
PRAISE FORÂ CHILDREN OF THE QUICKSANDS:
‘A joy of a book: rich, warm, powerful storytelling’Â KATHERINE RUNDELL
‘A thrilling adventure bright with the gorgeous colours of Nigeria – glorious!’Â JASBINDER BILAN
‘An excellent book ? rich in tradition and realism.’Â HANNAH GOLD
‘[A] beautifully evoked story’Â THE TELEGRAPH