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Head of Zeus

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14 Oct 2021 * EBOOK * £9.99 * 9781800241633

In this environmental fairytale made for our times, a little girl must go alone into the forest to find a special flower to cure her sick mother. Written to be read by adults and children, from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Famished Road.

Fiction / YFH (Children’s Fiction)
Extent: 96 pages  Illus: 50 integrated clr
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The Age of Magic
Astonishing the Gods
A Way of Being Free
In Arcadia
Dangerous Love
The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age
The Freedom Artist
A Time for New Dreams
The Comic Destiny
Prayer for the Living
A Fire in My Head
Mental Fight
Also by Ben Okri
Every Leaf a HallelujahBen Okri, illustrated by Diana Ejaita

An environmental fairytale made for our times, written to be read by adults and children, from the Booker Prize-winning author of The Famished Road.

Mangoshi lives with her mum and dad in a village near the forest. When her mum becomes ill, Mangoshi knows only one thing can help her – a special flower that grows deep in the forest.

The little girl needs all her courage when she sets out alone to find and bring back the flower, and all her kindness to overpower the dangers she encounters on the quest.

Ben Okri brings the power of his mystic vision to a timely story that weaves together wonder, adventure and environmentalism.

Ben Okri was born in Minna, Nigeria. His childhood was divided between Nigeria, where he saw first hand the consequences of war, and London. He has won many prizes over the years for his fiction, and is also an acclaimed essayist, playwright, and poet. In 2019 Astonishing the Gods was named as one of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World'.
Diana Ejaita works as an illustrator and textile designer in Berlin. Born in Cremona, Italy, and of Nigerian origins, her aesthetic pays homage to her lineage.

An environmental fable for readers of all ages.

Will do for the environment what The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse did for mindfulness (600,000+ copies sold thorugh TCM).

The Famished Road won the Booker Prize and Astonishing the Gods was selected by the BBC as one of '100 Novels that Shaped Our World'.


MARKET: 1984 by George Orwell; Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the Many compiled by Ben Okri; The Sellout by Paul Beatty; V for Vendetta by Alan Moore; Rupi Kaur; Exit West by Mohsin Hamid.

'Ben Okri is that rare thing, a literary and social visionary, a writer for whom all three – literature, culture and vision – are profoundly interwoven' Ali Smith.
'Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power'
Marlon James, on The Freedom Artist

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