Anna Hibiscus

By Atinuke

Illustrated by Lauren Tobia

A collection of four linked stories of family life set in modern west Africa.

Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 6+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406306552
  • Published: 01 Oct 2007
  • Price: £5.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 112

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Customer reviews


'This is a wonderful collection of colourful, warm and lively stories to be read over and over.' Primary Times

'A series of lively, captivating tales.' The Scotsman

'In her first novel, storyteller Atinuke guides us through Anna's throughly modern multicultural life and family and Lauren Tobia's evocative illustrations spill around the text.' Juno

'An interesting read in which we learn to appreciate the joys of African life.' Cork Evening Echo

'Memorable and enchanting.' School Library Journal

'A life-affirming way to encourage your child to celebrate simple joys' Junior

'a story of sizzling happiness that starts small and grows irrepressibly…her township is beautifully drawn…a book to put – and keep – a smile on your face' The Observer

'There are so many reasons to love the Anna Hibiscus books as wonderful stories with beautiful illustrations; but the inclusion of a mixed-race family and unfamiliar cultural setting make these important books to share with every child' Child-Led Chaos

'Featured in The Independent IE’s piece ‘Teaching children about race and equality in words and rhyme’.' Independent IE

'Perfect for reading aloud or independent reading, this charming collection of short stories set in the region of West Africa, with expressive line drawings, celebrates multigenerational family life and childhood joy.' Inclusive Books for Children

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