Ten-year old Phapo is clever and happy. But she has a big burden to carry: her father, whom she loves very much, is dying from Aids. All around her, her school friends are getting boyfriends and girlfriends, but Phapo wants nothing more than to make mud cakes unders her favourite tree and dream of beautiful dolls. When the boys start to look at her, her grandma tells her a very special secret: Phapo has a precious, perfect fruit inside her. She alone has the power to treasure or to destroy that fruit.
Is a truly South African story
Teaches children about the effects of Aids and the advantages of abstinence
Is full of colourful characters
Has dozens of beautiful illustrations
Is highly relevant to our time.