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Watson, Christie.Tiny sunbirds, far away / by Christie Watson.p. cm.ISBN 978-1-59051-466-5 — ISBN 978-1-59051-467-2 (e-book)1. Teenage girls—Nigeria—Fiction. 2. Brothers and sisters—Fiction. 3. Life change events—Fiction. 4. Country life—Nigeria—Fiction. 5. Grandparent and child—Nigeria—Fiction.6. Families—Nigeria—Fiction. 7. Niger River Delta Region(Nigeria)—Social conditions—Fiction. 8. Nigeria—Social life andcustoms—Fiction. I. Title.PR6123.A855T56 2011823'.92—dc222010054187
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