Mafoya is an accomplished sprinter but she is tired of being second-best. She hatches a wicked plan and succeeds in beating Amina in the 100-metre dash. Elated by her victory, Mafoya decides to employ the same trick again in the athletic championships but, things take an unexpected turn. In the middle of the race, a strange whirlwind sweeps Mafoya away to Musanga Kingdom – the land of talking animals and birds. Mafoya faces both hostility and friendship as she travels an impossible journey back to the world she knows.
Reading age: 8+