Children of the Quicksands
|Publisher||Chicken House Ltd|
|No. of Pages||Paperback | 288 pages|
City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother
in a remote Nigerian village. There’s no TV, internet or phone. Not
a single human-made sound can be heard at night, just the noise
of birds and animals rustling in the dark forest outside.
Her witchlike grandmother dispenses advice and herbal medicine
to the village, but she’s tight lipped about their family history.
Something must have happened, but what?
Determined to find out, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes
exploring. Caught in the sinking red quicksand of a forbidden lake,
her fantastical journey begins …