A children’s book featuring stories by authors such as Gill Lewis, Piers Toray and Abi Elphinstone has raised more than £13,000 for a charity project in Cameroon.
A Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon features 11 stories from the Korup region in Cameroon, retold by famous children’s writers and published by independent publisher Lantana. The books are being sold for £25 online and the funds are being spent on sending the book back to children in the region.
Other writers involved are Lucy Christopher, Adele Geras, Sarah Lean, Elizabeth Laird, Tom Moorhouse, Beverly Naidoo and Ifeoma Onyefulu. The illustrator is Emmie van Biervliet.
Lantana Publishing is based in London and specialises in diverse and multicultural books.