Ayobami dreams of going to school. But to reach the schoolhouse, she has to take a dangerous path: the one that leads through the jungle. This is a tale about the importance of education, the difficulties that many children have to overcome to go to school, and the perseverance and enthusiasm of those who want to learn. -- from publisher's site
Everything's new for Mariama after a long journey by car, train, boat, and plane from Africa. She's going to discover a world where the streets, her school, and the food are all different. But what about the people?
A Comanche boy named Walking Eagle tells tales without words, using his hands, his face, his smile, and his eyes to communicate with animals and the people of other tribes that he meets on his journey.
Imparts a lesson about taking responsibility through the story of Kuku the chicken, who, after tearing her dress and borrowing a family heirloom needle from Mwewe the eagle, carelessly loses the needle, causing the friendship to end