The Step-Monster

2017 Honour Book Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: All Star
2016 First Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Ghana
Publisher: 
Digibooks
Pub Date: 
June 2016
Pages: 
149
Fiction
Ages: 
8-12
Paperback
ISBN: 
978-9988-2-3039-5

The Step-Monster takes us into the world of Buerki Puplumpu. Buerki has to contend with her father’s new wife, and as everyone knows stepmothers are bad, wicked, and just plain evil. She knows that Naadu Nartey is wrong for her father. It isn’t even because Naadu is bigger than a hippo or because she laughs like a cow, or has hair on her face, and a chest like a cavewoman. She just knows. Some people call that feeling intuition, some call it superstition, and some even say it’s a gift. Call it what you want, but Buerki’s gut feeling have never failed her. She vows to do everything in her power to save her younger brother and herself from the fate she knows awaits them. This is a compelling story about loss, forgiveness, and acceptance. Ruby’s other books for children include A Gift for Fafa and Tani’s Wish. Tani’s Wish was written for the Ghana Cleft Foundation to create awareness about cleft lips and palates and to reduce the stigma associated with the condition.

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The Step-Monster takes us into the world of Buerki Puplumpu. Buerki has to contend with her father’s new wife, and as everyone knows stepmothers are bad, wicked, and just plain evil. She knows that Naadu Nartey is wrong for her father. It isn’t even because Naadu is bigger than a hippo or because she laughs like a cow, or has hair on her face, and a chest like a cavewoman. She just knows. Some people call that feeling intuition, some call it superstition, and some even say it’s a gift. Call it what you want, but Buerki’s gut feeling have never failed her. She vows to do everything in her power to save her younger brother and herself from the fate she knows awaits them. This is a compelling story about loss, forgiveness, and acceptance. Ruby’s other books for children include A Gift for Fafa and Tani’s Wish. Tani’s Wish was written for the Ghana Cleft Foundation to create awareness about cleft lips and palates and to reduce the stigma associated with the condition.

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