Kuto was born in Mayotte, a small island nation off the coast of Africa. His early life was filled with surprise and adventure. When he was just a toddler, his family moved to the nearby island of Madagascar. There, Kuto’s father worked as a fisherman and his mother sold produce at the market. Kuto loved exploring the jungle around his home and learning about the different animals that lived there.
When Kuto turned six, his family decided to move again, this time to the French city of Marseille. Kuto enjoyed living in France and going to school there, but he missed the tropical climate of Mayotte and Madagascar. He often dreamed of one day returning to those places.
One summer when Kuto was ten years old, his dream came true when his family took him on a trip back to Mayotte. He was amazed by how much things had changed on the island since he had last been there. The biggest surprise for him though was meeting someone who would change his life forever: a young girl named Lila who lived next door to them during their stay on Mayotte.
Lila was different than any other girl Kuto had ever met; she was daring and adventurous, always up for anything new