Maddy’s trip to Africa was an experience she’ll never forget, and for reasons that might surprise you… This is the true story of Maddy, who was given a once-in-a-lifetime gift for her tenth birthday – to visit Tanzania with her photographer uncle, Alessandro. Maddy was impressed by the beautiful landscapes and the amazing animals she saw, but most of all she was struck by the wonderful people she met there. This is the story of Maddy’s trip, illustrated with photographs taken by her and her uncle. “People who have never been to Africa tend to see it as it’s reported in the media – either as a place of suffering or else a place where majestic animals wander in the wilds. Maddy didn’t come home feeling sorry for Africans, but instead totally excited about all the people she’d met and the different ways they lived.” – author Megan K. Williams Book includes sidebars with interesting facts about Tanzania – like how to say some basic words in Swahili and information about the African Elephant.