When Life Gives You Mangoes

Suggested age 9 – 12


Author: Kereen Getten
ISBN: 9781782692645
Date Published: 1 Oct. 2020

A summer she can’t remember
A friendship she won’t forget

Nothing much happens in Sycamore, the small village where Clara lives – at least, that’s how it seems. She loves eating ripe mangoes fallen from trees, running outside in the rainy season and escaping to her secret hideout with her best friend Gaynah. There’s only one problem: she can’t remember anything about the previous summer.

When a quirky girl called Rudy arrives from England, everything starts to change. Gaynah stops acting like a best friend, while Rudy and Clara roam across the island and uncover an old family secret. As the summer reaches its peak and the island storms begin, Clara’s memory starts to return and she must finally face the truth of what happened last year.

Pushkin Children’s Books

Dimensions19 × 1.5 × 19 cm

Pushkin Children's Books


Age 9 – 12, Age 12 – 14




“A winning debut of immense charm, grace and heartfelt wisdom”
Piers Torday
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