A mélange of a Malawi folk tale and the true story of three children who must be looked after by their grandmother, this book highlights some of the challenges facing the African country and demonstrates how those challenges are being handled. Filled with joy, color, and laughter, it showcases the work of the Malawi Underprivileged Mothers charity in the hopes of raising awareness to their cause.
About the Author
Tom Pow (b. 1950, Edinburgh) has won four Scottish Arts Council Book Awards for his poetry and one for his children's writing. Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness won the Scottish Book of the Year Award for Poetry in 2009. In The Becoming, New and Selected Poems appeared in 2009. He has also written In The Palace of Serpents, a travel book about Peru, several young adult novels and written radio dramas. From 2001 to 2003 he was the first writer in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and in 2005 was Poet in Residence at StAnza, Scotland's Poetry Festival. He has taught in Edinburgh, London, Madrid and Dumfries. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow in Dumfries, where he was a Senior Lecturer in creative writing and storytelling. In 2007, he received a Creative Scotland Award for a project on the dying villages of Europe. In Another World, Among Europe's Dying Villages was published in June 2012.
About the Illustrator
Malika Favre is a French illustrator/Art director based in London. She grew up in Paris where she studied graphic design before moving to London to pursue illustration. She joined Airside in 2006, a highly acclaimed multidisciplinary design studio. While at Airside, Malika developed a portfolio of self initiated work which led to collaborations with numerous high profile magazines and clients including Wallpaper and The Sunday Times. Having left Airside in 2011 Malika is now established as an independent illustrator and has worked on a variety of projects spanning editorial, advertising and publishing.