Growing Up in Africa

Africa is a land of mystery, of jungles, of exotic animals and vast deserts. And for Alicia and Annie, it is a land of surprises. When their father accepts a position at a small African college, the two girls find they are in for a world of adventure-if they can survive. Between escaping renegade cobras and cockroach armies, making friends with lions and nearly getting squashed by elephants, and teaching a chimpanzee to play dressup-not to mention trying to convince the Africans that Santa Claus is not a witch doctor-Alicia and Annie begin to realize that they may be in over their heads. Regardless of the danger, they come to love this strange and wild land, its people, and its customs. Growing up in Africa is full of tales and truths that no reader will ever forget. Les and Genny Nuckolls are both California natives with a love for traveling and writing. Les and his children lived in Africa for a number of years. During this time, they developed a deep appreciation and understanding of African family and cultural values. He and his two young daughters had some amazing experiences, many of which are chronicled in this book.

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By AJ (Stuttgart, Germany) · ★☆☆☆☆ · October 25, 2012
This wasn't very good at all. It was aimed toward children, which I was happy about because I thought it would offer an intro to Africa from the perspective of other children - since most of the chapters are from the point of view of the author's two daughters. But, I would never want a kid to re... ...more
By Isaac%20 (Summerville, SC) · ★★★★☆ · March 01, 2015

It's a very good book, fun, humorous and very educational. It will increase and spark your understanding of Africa while also just being a great read! ...more
By Selina (Meridian, ID) · ★★★★☆ · October 29, 2008
This is a fun book with short stories about two young American girls in Africa. I read it with my two (sometimes three) girls and we all loved the descriptive tales of adventure. After each chapter it has a "Did you Know " section so we could learn more about the continent. I have always wanted t... ...more
By Lorelei (Arlington, MA) · ★★☆☆☆ · July 30, 2012
good short stories, but not much depth ...more