Figgy in the World


by Tamsin Janu (Author)

Book Cover for Figgy in the World

   Book 1   
Pages: 90

Figgy has two problems. One is her name. Nobody in Ghana has that name. The other is that her grandmother is ill and needs special medicine. Figgy can’t do much about her name, but she can do something for Grandma Ama.

She will go to America and bring back the medicine, and Kwame – her special goat – will go with her. Out in the wide world she will meet some bad people, but she will also find good friends.

Recognition: Adelaide Festival Premier's Award Winner (2016); Adelaide Festival Children's Literature Award Winner (2016); NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Patricia Wrightson Prize Joint Winner (2015); Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards Shortlist (2015); Queensland Literary Awards Shortlist (2015); Readings Children's Book Prize Shortlist (2015).




Figgy Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Figgy
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? Yes
Tags: realistic fiction  culture  humour  adventure  family  illness & grief 

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Books in series order


1.   Figgy in the World  (2014)
2.   Figgy and the President  (2016)