"I’m 9 — and heir to a fortune. This is the story of how I made my parents rich—very rich." He was 4—a bright and boisterous boy—when he arrived at an original idea. Now 9, he sets out to write the story—with the help of his parents and a kind and clever 14 year-old orphan girl—a full half decade later. It all began when he decided he wanted many more of something he liked to share. When he overheard adults talk on how to multiply things, He dug into action—well ahead of everybody! When hard times came calling on his family, the Tobes [pronounced 'to bays'], their son appeared to have buried—with his dream—their only hope for the rainy day. Meet, here, the unlikely hero—Banji—at his bragging best: "I promise: When you come to the end of the tale, you will say, 'What a timely story!'" Happily for all, Banji’s folly at four and the fortunate future that followed for his family are two very different things. ---------------------------------------- ”...The Missing Clock dramatises the importance of growing food and returning to the earth, the sustainer of human life. "A gifted storyteller, Mai Nasara explores the consciousness, emotions and actions of a child in a fascinating narrative distinguished by the simplicity of its themes, ideas, language and style. "Indeed, this is a loveable and credible novel that endorses family cohesion and responsible parenting that would guide children to become imaginative, well-motivated and balanced individuals...” -Report of Panel of Judges for The Nigeria Prize for Literature, 2011
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Mai Nasara is the pen name of Adeleke Adeyemi, a journalist and science communicator with interests as varied as film/TV, tennis, poetry, girl-child education and leadership studies. His work promotes a number of causes, from malaria eradication, orphanage funding to long-term scholarship for girls, as well as the history of science, engineering and technology in Africa. Based on his conviction that "the stories people tell have a way of taking care of them," (Barry L. Lopez), he is at work to set up a network of libraries across Africa, starting in his native Nigeria
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 96 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.23 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1463765924