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<p><b>Illustrated in vibrant full colour, Yaba Badoe's story of dance, celebration, carnival and slavery, about a family understanding their past to change the future.</b></p><p>Set in contemporary Notting Hill, Man-man and his friends are swept up in the exuberant preparations for carnival. But his mother is ill and even as he dances, he calls desperately to the Queen of Revels, as old as time to make her well again.</p><p>Swept away with his best friend Kareem and sharp-tongued sister Panama, to a place in between, the Queen of Revels plunges Man-man into Africa's past and reveals his family's heritage. As they gather around the sacred Tree of Memories, he witnesses many slaves, captives whose pain and anguish and longing is held by the tree. Man-man understands how this is draining his mother and how he must help her back to the freedom stolen from his ancestors.</p>

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9781837930074
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Zephyr
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240
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<p>Award-winning film maker and author, Yaba Badoe, conjures a story of dance, celebration, carnival and slavery about a family understanding their past to change the future.</p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR YABA BADOE</b>: <br />
'Written with lushness and lyricism, this is a complex tale of friendships, community and family conflict expressed in fantastical metaphors' Sunday Times Book of the Week, on Lionheart Girl. <br />
'[A] stirring fantasy, rich in west African legend, investigates the bonds of blood, love and friendship, and what it takes to grow into your power' Guardian, on Lionheart Girl. <br />
'A blend of magical realism and brutality, this is a powerful and original novel' Sally Morris, Daily Mail, on A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars. <br />
'I adore Yaba Badoe's writing; it's astonishingly brilliant and always invokes a visceral reaction. She weaves ancient storytelling magic into her words... Everyone should read Badoe'

Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

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200 integrated clr
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9781837930050
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eBook
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Man-Man and the Tree of Memories
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7.99
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9781837930074
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Hardback
Title
Man-Man and the Tree of Memories
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14.99
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<p>Prize-worthy author. <i>A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars</i> was shortlisted for the Branford Boase and nominated for the Carnegie. <i>Wolf Light</i> was nominated for the Bristol Teen Book Award and <i>Lionheart Girl</i> was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Children's Travel Book of the Year and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize.</p>

<p>8-11 fiction in full colour illustrated format. Yaba's first writing for a younger age group than her previous YA, but as rich and passionate as ever.</p>

<p>Topical, diverse cast of characters in a story spanning Africa and the Caribbean, published in Black History month.</p>

<p>Yaba lives in London.</p>

<p>MARKET: Kwame Alexander; Catherine Johnson; Kereen Getten.</p>

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