Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa, with her mother and father, her twin baby brothers (Double and Trouble), and lots of extended family in a big white house with a beautiful garden in a compound in a city. Anna is never lonely — there are always cousins to play and fight with, aunties and uncles laughing and shouting, and parents and grandparents close by.
Readers will happily follow as she goes on a seaside vacation, helps plan a party for Auntie Comfort from Canada (will she remember her Nigerian ways?), learns firsthand what it’s really like to be a child selling oranges outside the gate, and longs to see sweet snow. Nigerian storyteller Atinuke’s debut book for children is the first book in the Anna Hibiscus series.
"Early chapter books set in modern Africa about a middle-class family are hard to find in this country. Early chapter books that deftly handle the difficult issues of poverty, class, and economics are even rarer. Nigerian-born Atinuke’s series about young Anna Hibiscus and her large extended family do these things with grace and humor.... Each of the four chapters tells a complete story and, while presenting clear cultural differences, explores themes that are universal and child-centered." — Booklist
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2010|
|Publisher||Kane/Miller Book Publishers|
|Series Name||Anna Hibiscus|