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Joy has spent her life with her grandmother in Jamaica, steeped in Jamaican culture, sunshine and traditions. Until the day her dream comes true: Joy's mother, who moved to England when Joy was a baby, writes to say that she's ready for her daughter to come and join her. Joy can hardly contain her excitement. Packing, saying goodbye to all she has loved and the journey all add to it. But London in December is a shock. It's cold and dark and unfriendly. Even so, it's nothing to the shock that awaits when she goes to live ...

Surprising Joy 2015, Caboodle Books Limited, Steeton

ISBN-13: 9780955971129


Surprising Joy 2004, Macmillan Children's Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330398602

Unabridged edition

Mass-market paperback

Surprising Joy 2003, Macmillan Children's Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780333963937

Unabridged edition