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Beverley Naidoo

  • 5 stars across 24 books
    South African author Beverley Naidoo was exiled from her home country when she was a student in 1965, for campaigning against apartheid. Her first children's novel, JOURNEY TO JO'BURG, was banned in South Africa when it was published in 1985 and only available there after the release of Nelson Mandela from jail in 1991. It was however published in many other countries around the world and widely praised for its eloquent, moving and accessible story. Her later novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH, won the Carnegie Medal in 2000 and she has written many other acclaimed books for children. Beverley lives in the UK.
    3rd March 2008

    Journey to Jo'Burg

    This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of S... More

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    6th July 2017

    The Other Side of Truth

    This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a politic... More

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    8th April 2011

    Where Is Socks?

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    29th July 2014

    Aesop'S Fables

    'The Lion and the Mouse', 'The Eagle and the Tortoise' and many more favourite fables await. Sixteen spellbinding storie... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Aesop'S Fables

    A little mouse saves the life of a great lion; hungry Grasshopper, too lazy to store food, gets no mercy from the indust... More

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    2nd September 2004

    Web of Lies

    Sequel to THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH. Two years after their flight from Nigeria, 14-yr-old Sade, her younger brother Fem... More

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    24th April 2009

    No Turning Back

    Roman servant girl Minna has run away to the big city on her beloved horse, Silva. Hopelessly in love with the courageou... More

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    6th August 2007

    Radio Radio

    A group of city kids want to start a radio station. They have known each other a long time and have shared their plans a... More

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    5th June 2014

    S is for South Africa

    " S is for South Africa where two oceans meet, cold Atlantic from the west and warm Indian from the... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Who is King?: And other tales from Africa

    All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illus... More

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