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Figgy in the World


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.

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* WINNER: Adelaide Festival’s 2016 Premier’s Award and 2016 Children’s Literature Award.
* JOINT WINNER: 2015 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize.
* Shortlisted for the CBCA Awards, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, Queensland Literary Awards and the Readings Children’s Book Prize.

Figgy and the President


Figgy and Nana love to talk about their future. Nana wants to be President of Ghana. Deciding on a career isn’t as easy for Figgy, but then she lands the role of a lifetime as an actress in a film. When Figgys Mama shows up, sick and expecting a baby, and Nanas father takes him away, Figgy has more important things to think about and some growing up to do.

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* Shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

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Lottie is excited when a lost little girl, Blossom, arrives on her doorstep. Lottie, who only has Uncle Bobby in the world, has always wanted a sister. But Blossom isn’t like other kids. She doesn’t speak and is obsessed with her flower, refusing to go anywhere without it. But everything changes when Blossom gets sick, and she is taken away.

Lottie, with the help of her friends, must do whatever it takes to rescue her.




Figgy and her friend Nana win scholarships to attend school in Ghana’s big city, Accra. The city is exciting, and full of new friends and adventures. But when Nana begins acting strangely, and disappears, Figgy follows him to a place that is scary and sad.

She must convince Nana that he belongs, no matter where he comes from. And she learns that sometimes change is not so bad…especially if you have somewhere and someone to go home to.


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