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The Resource When hoopoes go to heaven, Gaile Parkin

When hoopoes go to heaven, Gaile Parkin

Label
When hoopoes go to heaven
Title
When hoopoes go to heaven
Statement of responsibility
Gaile Parkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 favourite 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 cake-baking business. Not that Benedict generally allows sad or uncomfortable things to cloud his day. Usually, he simply finds a way to put things right. Like trying to learn the language of his strange new country, to make himself feel less of an outsider. Like persuading the people at Ubuntu Funerals to provide a decent burial for the beautiful hoopoe killed by their van. Or like being a friend to Nomsa, a girl brave enough to pick up a spider but too afraid to tell anyone why her teacher is making her stay late after school. Of course, there are many things in Africa that cannot be put right by a boy who isn't yet big. But in Benedict's wonder-filled world, even the ugliest situation has a certain magic
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Parkin, Gaile
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Swaziland
  • Africa
Label
When hoopoes go to heaven, Gaile Parkin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048868196
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780857894090
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
When hoopoes go to heaven, Gaile Parkin
Publication
Control code
000048868196
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780857894090
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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