The House of Shells

The House of Shells

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From the critically acclaimed author of Children
of the Quicksands - shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's
Book Prize - comes a breathtaking magical adventure ...

Kuki refuses to believe in the curse of the Abiku. Her destiny
is not to die young!

Her biggest problem right now is
moving house and fitting in at her new school.

One evening
while exploring, Kuki spies a driveway lined with giant palm
trees. It leads to an abandoned beach house of shadows and scattered
sea shells.
And in the fading light, she meets a girl
called Enilo.

They become friends - the best of
friends.

Until Kuki makes a terrifying discovery ...






The second novel by Times/Chicken House Competition-winning
Efua Traore, author of critically acclaimed Children
of the Quicksands

A beautifully evoked middle-grade adventure set in the
author's native Nigeria and drawing from rich Yoruba mythology


A story about the power of female friendship over fear
and superstition



PRAISE FOR CHILDREN OF THE QUICKSANDS:



'A joy of a book: rich, warm, powerful storytelling'
KATHERINE RUNDELL



'A thrilling adventure bright with the gorgeous colours of
Nigeria - glorious! JASBINDER BILAN



'[A] beautifully evoked story' THE TELEGRAPH



'Traore's storytelling feels almost otherworldly ... exhilarating'
THE TIMES
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913696715
  • 9781913696719
  • 1,747,704