In language that rings with Caribbean rhythm, Lynn Joseph follows a young girl in Trinidad through her day. Caribbean sights, sounds, and people come gloriously alive in this taste of Trinidad. "A colorful glimpse of a captivating world."--Kirkus Reviews. ALA Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies; American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Full-color illustrations.
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Lynn Joseph was born in Trinidad and is the author of many picture books for children about her island home, including A Wave in Her Pocket, An Island Christmas, The Mermaid's Twin Sister, and Jump Up Time: A Trinidad Carnival Story. This is her second novel about the Dominican Republic, following her acclaimed book The Color of My Words, winner of the Américas Award. She has two sons, Jared and Brandt, and resides in New York and Bermuda.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-4-- Joseph's 13 brief poems recall a day in the life of a family in Trinidad. "Morning Songs" begins with a rooster singing "coc-a-toodle-too" from a galvanized gate. "Night Songs" ends the volume with a mongoose, matapel, and agouti calling out. In between, a little girl sets off for school in her blue-and-white uniform, older boys play cricket, a father buys a treat from the coconut man. Poems that describe "Pullin' Seine," (net fishing), a reggae band, and the "The Jumbi Man" add to the Caribbean flavor. Joseph frequently incorporates island speech patterns into her work. Speidel's illustrations add enormously to the book's appeal. Double-page spreads in soft, muted shades of blue, rose, gold, and green show the poems superimposed on one side. Textured paper lends interest to scenes such as a brother swimming underwater and scarlet ibis chasing the sun across the sky. A gentle, nostalgic, loving recollection about growing up in another part of the world. --Ellen D. Warwick, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
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Book Description Puffin Books, New York, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Speidel, Sandra (illustrator). Paperback Edition. Sights and sounds of the Caribbean islands in poems for children. Bookseller Inventory # 1576
Book Description Puffin, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This is a NEW Book. May show slight signs of shelf wear. Tracking is provided. Bookseller Inventory # 39216
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