Suitable for upper primary pupils and children between 9 and 11 years
Akos and her family lived happily together until a tragic incident occurred, leading to her father’s death. Life became difficult, hence Akos had to become a maid servant in the city, in order to help her family. In this intriguing story, find out how Akos was scared by a pharmacist who told her stories about the fire ghost, and how Akos went back to school.
In this story, Kofi tries to find his own way home when his father is late meeting him from school.
JAWS Starters are simple books for young readers in Africa. The series provides interesting stories to encourage children to read for pleasure.
The books are at three levels. Level 1 is for children who have just begun to read by themselves. Level 2and 3 use progressively wider vocabulary and more complex sentence structures. The language has been carefully controlled at each level to make reading easy. Also, there are pictures on every page to help the pupils follow the story. At Level 1, pupils can follow the story from the pictures alone.
There are activities at the end of each book. If a word in an African language is used in the story, there will be a note of its meaning at the end of the book as well.