Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Lantana Publishing, 2020
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate of course! A hugely entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
Winner of the Children’s Africana Best Book Award 2016
White Ravens Honour List 2017
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2017
Nnedi Okorafor is a multi-award-winning author born in the United States to Nigerian parents. Her children’s books have won the Macmillan Writers Prize for Africa, the Children’s Africana Book Award and the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature.
Mehrdokht Amini is an Iranian-born illustrator who has won the Children’s Africana Best Book Award and has been twice nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She was also one of the UK entrants for the prestigious Biennial of Illustration Bratislava Awards.