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Figgy in the World

Figgy in the World 1

by Tamsin Janu

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2014

4/5 Rating 1 Reviews
RRP  $16.99 $15.25
Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy cant do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama. She will go to America and bring back the medicine, and Kwame, her special goat, will go with her. Out in the wide world she will meet some bad people, but she will also find good friends.
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
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Scholastic Australia
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Tamsin Janu

Tamsin Janu was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She studied law and international and global studies at the University of Sydney.

In 2014 and 2015 she worked as a youth worker in a remote community in the Northern Territory Central Desert.

Her first children's novel is entitled Figgy in the World.

Her book won the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature 2015 and the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Premier's Award.

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4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Unusual book

    by on

    Not the usual type of children's story but what a great read. My 8-year old had it read to his class but they didn't finish it before the school holidays. He couldn't wait to read it so had me buy it and then recommended it to me! His recommendation was that it was a very interesting book but one bit was a bit dark.
    Would recommend for more mature readers.