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A fortnight before Christmas

Grýla, a bad-tempered mountain troll, finds a sled hidden in the snow. She discovers that racing downhill on the ‘whizzy thing’ is a lot of fun, especially with her 13 sons there to push her back up to the top afterwards. Eventually, they too are...

The Little Black Fish

Little Black Fish is not like the other fish in the stream; he longs to see what lies beyond their little world. A story about the wonders and dangers that await a fish that dares to be different. The Little Black Fish is a longer-style picture book...

The Parrot and the Merchant

Mah Jahan is a merchant who collects beautiful birds on her travels and keeps them in cages or chains. On one of her trading expeditions, she seeks out advice for her favourite parrot, but it proves to have unexpected consequences that make her...

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Phoenix Song

Arohan wants a guitar for his birthday but his parents cannot afford one and he receives a flute instead. He is a talented player and, one day, his gift enables him to summon help for his brothers who have been swallowed up by the bamboo grove...

Legendary Princesses of Malaysia

This is a collection of ten illustrated stories about Malaysian princesses – both mythical princesses who live in the clouds, on mountain peaks or under the sea, and real historical figures. Covers count! Yes, they really do make a difference...

Puteri Tioman: The Green Turtle

Puteri Tioman is a green turtle returning to Tioman Island off the coast of Malaysia to lay her eggs. This picture book is the story of her life cycle and the dangers she faces at every stage of her journey. I haven’t ventured much into the...

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Mina and the Birthday Dress

Mina goes shopping with her mother to buy a special outfit for her birthday. The problem is none of the dresses are quite right. Will she find something she loves for her party the next day? The storyline for Mina and the Birthday Dress couldn’t be...

Chicken in the Kitchen

A noise wakes Anyaugo and she heads to the kitchen to investigate. It’s a huge chicken about to spoil the food for the New Yam festival! Will she be able to stop it, or will she need to ask her friend the Wood Wit for help? This colourful and...

Mayowa and the Masquerades

Mayowa doesn’t want to visit his grandmother, but then he discovers the great outdoors has much to offer, especially with a new friend to show him around. Plus, it’s masquerade season! Mayowa starts this story in a sulk. He wants to play computer...

Nigeria

Publishing books in Nigeria has its challenges. There is no centralised distribution network for books, finding a reliable printer can be problematic, piracy is rife, and corruption is common as industry professionals compete to ensure their books...