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“Nosa and Eddie, two boys of Nigerian descent, like to have fun and play tricks…The two boys are highly engaging and the cultural details are presented in a manner that will also engage young readers without any knowledge of Nigerian culture and mythology. Short chapters with vibrant writing and illustrations that support the text will have chapter book readers eagerly looking for the next adventures/misadventures of these fun-loving twins. VERDICT A great start to a series featuring Nigerian culture and mythology with characters that are very relatable to young readers.”
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The Trickster in the Vase

Written by Sophia Ezomoghene
Illustrated by Sanjay Charlton
Published by Reycraft Books

If there’s one thing twins Eddie and Nosa Osagie know, it’s NEVER go into Baba’s study when he’s not home. But on the day of Grandpa Sunny’s birthday party, all the brothers want is to play soccer with the ball in the study. The boys sneak through the office, but with one wrong move, they accidentally knock over a dusty bronze vase and unleash a trickster spirit, Eshu. As Eshu creates chaos throughout the neighborhood, Eddie and Nosa rush to track down the spirit, put an end to his tricks, and secretly return him to the vase in the office. Will they defeat Eshu before the guests arrive for Grandpa Sunny’s party? Or will Baba find out about their secret snooping?

Primary ISBN: 9781478879114
Publication Date: January 2024
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 07 or older

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