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Chike and the River

ISBN: 9780307473868 | 0307473864
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Anchor
Pub. Date: 8/9/2011

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A dazzling and delightful classic in the making from one of the worldrs"s most admired and mesmerizing storytellers. When Chike, an eleven-year-old Nigerian boy, leaves the small village of Umuofi a to live with his uncle in the city of Onitsha, he is exposed to a range of new experiences-from bicycle riding to fortune telling, car washing to letter writing. As he becomes settled in his new home and school, Chike finds himself continually fascinated by the River Niger, and tries desperately to raise enough money to purchase a ticket aboard the ferry that crosses the river to the city of Asaba. Once he fi nally makes it across, Chike realizes that life on the other side of the river is far different from what he expected, and he must find the courage and resilience within him to make it home. A poignant tale of boundaries and adventure, courage and growth,Chike and the Riveris a warm and lovely fable for readers of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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