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When hoopoes go to heaven

Author: Gaile Parkin
Publisher: London : Corvus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ten-year-old Benedict is feeling happy. His family's new home in Swaziland has the most beautiful garden in the whole entire world, teeming with insects, frogs, and his favorite cinnamon-coloured birds. Here, crouched in the cool shade of the lucky-bean tree, it's easy to forget the loneliness that comes from his siblings playing without him, easy to stop himself fretting about how to fix his Mama's failing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gaile Parkin
ISBN: 9780857894083 0857894080 9780857894090 0857894099
OCLC Number: 758983814
Description: 328 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gaile Parkin.

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From the author of Baking Cakes in Kigali comes the irresistible story of Benedict Tungazara, a ten-year-old boy in Swaziland who loves beautiful birds, his mother's cakes, and making people happy...  Read more...

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With gentle humour and a gift for detail, [Gaile Parkin] brings Rwanda to life, with its physical beauty, food and customs... [Baking Cakes in Kigali] is fluent and deeply moving * Independent * With Read more...

 
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