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Man-man and the Tree of Memories - Yaba Badoe, ill. by Joelle Avelino

A brilliant, jubilant celebration of dance, festivals, freedom and culture, this is a shining light of a story from award-winning author, Yaba Badoe.


I loved the descriptions of Man-man's sensations and feelings: of dancing and rhythm, of memories and magic myths, of his heartfelt wishes for his mum to get better....vivid and engaging, thrilling and heartfelt.


The illustrations by Joelle Avelino also add colour and life to the page....bright, bold patterns and striking silhouettes as the tales intertwine and the story of the past unfolds alongside the carnival celebrations.


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My thanks to Laura at Laura Smythe PR and Zephyr for a copy of this fab book to review and the spot on the blogtour.

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Review by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot) Nov 1st 2023.



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