Twelve-year-old Layo, a Yoruba girl living in the area of eleventh-century Africa which is now Nigeria, attempts to reject the man who has been chosen to be her husband.
An African folktale tells how the sun and water once lived on earth as friends, but because the sun failed to build his house large enough, he and his wife, the moon, were driven into the sky when the water came to visit them.
Smuggled out of Nigeria after their mother’s murder, Sade and her younger brother are abandoned in London when their uncle fails to meet them at the airport and they are fearful of what may have happened to their journalist father back home.
Recounts how the leopard got his claws and teeth and why he rules the forest with terror.
This is a story about Bobo, the boy who was taught to fly by his friends, Mot the moth and Moz the mosquito.