Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781915026507 Category:

One Chance Dance

Efua Traore

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication Date: 06/07/2023 ISBN: 9781915026507 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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A heartwarming, exciting story of friendship, wonder
and dance from Waterstones Prize-shortlisted author Efua Traore!

Jomi’s mum left when he was little to make a new life for
them in Lagos, the city of dreams. When Jomi doesn’t hear
from her, he decides to follow. His only starting place is a TV
dance competition that his mum used to love.

Things go badly for the boy and his pet bushbaby, until he meets
a crew of street kids. Together, they come up with a one-chance
idea to find Jomi’s mother – and make their own dreams
come true.

A brand new novel full of joy and wonder by the author
of Children of the Quicksands, shortlisted for the Waterstones
Children’s Book Prize

Selected as The Times Children’s Book of the
Year 2023

A contemporary adventure of destiny, friendship and dance
set in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria

Jomi hopes to find his missing mum by dancing on a TV
talent show in a story which offers emotional pull and a lot of


‘A joy of a book: rich, warm, powerful storytelling’

‘A thrilling adventure bright with the gorgeous colours
of Nigeria – glorious!’ JASBINDER BILAN

‘An excellent book … rich in tradition and realism.’

‘[A] beautifully evoked story’ THE

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