Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country

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$19.99  $18.59
Candlewick Press (MA)
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10.16 X 11.42 X 0.79 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Atinuke is the Nigerian-born author of many books for children, including the Anna Hibiscus and No. 1 Car Spotter series. She started her career as an oral storyteller of tales from the African continent. Now she draws on her recent Yoruba ancestry to write about contemporary life in Nigeria. She currently lives in Wales.

Mouni Feddag is a British-Algerian illustrator and designer whose clients have included Anthropologie; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Real Simple. Africa, Amazing Africa is her first book for children. She lives in Nottingham, England.


The text is lively and engaging, concisely conveying the astounding richness of history and culture that make the continent of Africa so exciting to explore. . . Atinuke can make a nonfiction book every bit as fun to follow as a storybook. Readers will leave this volume full of new, amazing views and eager to discover more. . . This loving tribute is absolutely dazzling.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A cheerful, browsable overview of Africa's 55 countries. . . Atinuke's first foray into nonfiction admirably presents an accessible and engaging narrative with its nuanced treatment of a continent too often depicted in relation to its extremes.
--School Library Journal

Nigerian storyteller Atinuke (Too Small Tola, 2020) presents the beautiful diversity and contrasts of a continent of more than a billion people in her first nonfiction work. . . attractive and informative.

Written in an accessible, conversational style which will appear to readers whose knowledge of the continent and its countries may vary. . . this title will provide readers much enlightenment about the African continent.
--School Library Connection

There are fascinating pieces of information about each country, accompanied by charming illustrations.
--Book Riot