Granny Ting Ting is a contemporary story set in Trinidad.
Nine-year-old Michael is coming from London to Trinidad to visit his grandmother, who is recovering from a difficult operation, and his ten-year-old cousin, Shayla.
A fierce rivalry develops between the two children and everything becomes a competition – who can eat the hottest food, climb the tallest tree, tell the spookiest story.
Michael wins each time and Shayla confesses to her mum that she feels Michael’s life is much more exciting than hers in Arouca. She thought she was special, but everything she can do, Michael can do so much better.
Luckily Shayla’s mum has a plan that will make Shayla realise her own good qualities, and for cheering up her poor old granny in the process….
About the Author.
Patrice Lawrence is a half-Trinidadian writer born in Brighton. Her first published story, Duck, Duck Goose was included in the Decibel Penguin Prize Anthology. She is currently working on a longer novel for children, and we are looking forward to reading more from this talented young writer.