I Want to Be an Airline Pilot


By Mary Weeks  Millard

For ages 8 to 11 / 112 pp

Shema is an eight-year-old Rwandan goatherd from a child-led family. He has many adventures, including a goat eating his only T-shirt, a frightening visit to a medicine man and a dangerously close brush with a spitting black cobra! Through them all, little by little, Shema learns about ‘Mr God’ and discovers that although he is an orphan, he has a Father in heaven who cares for him. A victorious, heart-warming story for 8 to 11s, with lovely background to life in rural Rwanda.

I think this book is very good, it made me feel happy, sad and really excited; I think the most interesting part was when Shema faced the black cobra. I really enjoyed this book, it is one of my favourites.” – Kemi

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