Grandma and the Moon’s Hidden Secret (English)

By (author)Jumoke Verissimo

Àdùké lives with her grandparents in Ibadan and Grandma is her favourite person in the world. She loves when Grandma sings to her, and gives her treats from her stall. But one day, Àdùké comes home from school and can’t find Grandma anywhere! Àdùké doesn’t understand why Grandma can’t come back, but then her aunt Yímiká tells her a secret. Can she really see Grandma if she squints up at the moon?


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Jumoke Verissimo is the author of two poetry collections; I am Memory, and A Birth of Illusion, which was nominated for the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature. Her latest work, A Small Silence. won the Aidoo-Synder Prize (2020) and was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize in 2020. Grandma and the Moon’s Hidden Secret is her first picture book.

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