Caribbean Story Books for Children

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Gerald Hausman
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
  • Level: Secondary
  • Series: Island Fiction
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ISBN: 9780230410824

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A young Jamaican, Luke, befriends an ancient storytelling sea turtle, Odysseus. Together they travel through Caribbean time, righting wrongs and saving lives -- the pirate, Henry Morgan, for one; and Cyparis, the only survivor of the Pelee volcano that killed 28,000 people in Martinique in 1902, to name another.
The novel is full of spiders that are men and lizards that are gods. All mixed together in a pepperpot stew of fantastic spice that blends fiery history with delectable fantasy.

About the author
Gerald Hausman has written more than 70 published books including such Jamaican titles as Duppy Talk, Doctor Bird, The Jacob Ladder, The Boy From Nine Miles: The Early Life of Bob Marley and Three Little Birds. He founded the Blue Harbour Creative Writing Program, which ran for 13 summers on the north coast of Jamaica. His books have won 35 prestigious awards and honours from the American Folklore Society, the Bank Street College, Booklist, Parents' Choice, New York Public Library, and the National Council of Social Studies.

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