Figgy in the World, Series: Figgy, book 1 – Janu, Tamsin

<p>Figgy in the World<br />
Series: Figgy, book 1</p>

Title

Figgy in the World Series: Figgy, book 1

Author

Janu, Tamsin

Publisher

Omnibus Books/Scholastic

Published Date

2014

Annotation

Figgy lives in Ghana, West Africa with her goat Kwame and her grandmother Ama who is ill. In her youthful exuberance, she sets out for America to buy her grandmother medicine without knowing how to get there or what medicine is needed. Figgy meets many people along her journey, some helpful, others not and learns much about the world and people. The author worked in Ghana at a school and orphanage. The African culture is beautifully realised.

Key Concepts

Cultural traditions, Friendship, Resilience, Social life

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141