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Children of the Benin Kingdom

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But when Papa Eze himself becomes ill, he knows it's time to reveal to Ada her true heritage - time for her to travel deep into the forest to discover the ancient Edo kingdom of Benin, and to use everything within her power to heal the terrible divisions that are tearing the kingdom apart.

I think the ending of the book was very interesting and happy because Ada found her brother half way in the book and at the end they met her dad.My favourite character is Papaeze because he can heal the sick like Jesus but the worst character is chief Ewe because he treats people very terribly. This is a fast-paced adventure story of a resourceful and feisty young girl determined to find out where she came from and where she fits into society. Ada has lived close to the great rainforest for her whole life, helping her beloved Papa Eze to heal fellow villagers when they fall sick. PLEASE NOTE: From 1st of July 2021, shipments from the UK to EU countries will be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) charges. But when Papa Eze himself becomes ill, he knows he must tell Ada the truth about her real identity – something he has kept hidden to protect his daughter from danger.

It subtly weaves in historical learning subjects throughout the story, which is wonderfully written and gripping the whole way through. On the path of the hunters, often Ada and her friends are the ones being hunted and this journey is a test of strength, self-belief, faith and bravery in the face of warriors and chiefs who show no mercy.But when Papa Eze himself becomes unwell he knows it's time to reveal to Ada her true heritage - a closely kept secret that has so far protected his daughter from her enemies.

It isn't a challenging read at all, but in conjunction with the notes at the end, is a fascinating introduction to a period of history about which little is known in the UK. For many years, Papa Eze has withheld a great secret from Ada to protect her from great danger, but he is forced to reveal the secret about her true heritage when he falls unwell. Eze disturbs her and realises it is now time to tell Ada about her heritage as the daughter of a queen. Ada has to go on an adventure with Mbe to find Ada’s twin brother and stop her father from trying to kill her. Relying on her close friendships, the guidance of her ancestors and her own self-belief, Ada sets off on an incredible journey which tests her strengths to their limit.There will also be plenty of opportunities to practise reading skills and take part in discussions around the events of the story. This book includes a factual section at the end, to help readers widen their knowledge of the Kingdom of Benin and West African culture and traditions and linked resources and activity sheets are available to download for free from the publisher, Dinosaur Books Ltd: https://readingagency. He deserved to be overthrown but instead of letting it happen, he tried to have kids murdered to stop it. It fits well with the increasing interest in African fiction and stories that are inclusive, diverse and explore a greater range of cultures, stories and settings. I also appreciated the appendix where the author took the time to add a “facts and fiction” section that further introduces the reader to this ancient kingdom!

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