Earth Magic

Category: Book
By (author): Brand, Dionne
Illustrated By: Fernandes, Eugenie
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Other
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Golden Oak Award (2007) Short-listed
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award (2007) Short-listed
Governor General’s Literary Award, children’s illustration, Canada Council for the Arts (2006) Short-listed
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: February 2006
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
Availability:
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Inspired by her childhood in Trinidad, acclaimed poet and writer Dionne Brand conjures the world of the Caribbean in her first book of poetry for children. The sounds and smells of market day, the blazing sun, the joyful beat of much-awaited rain and a girl who dares to do better. These are just some of the stories and characters brought into focus in this captivating collection of poems. Originally published in 1979, these poems are an eloquent, unsparing tribute to the lives of the Caribbean people and the power of nature. Simple chants and schoolyard skipping songs alongside more sophisticated poems reveal a place of beauty and hardship where life moves in harmony with the elements. With vibrant collage paintings and poignant line drawings by Eugenie Fernandes, Earth Magic will cast a spell over readers of all ages.
From The Publisher*This extraordinary illustrated collection of poems was inspired by the poet's childhood in Trinidad.
From The Publisher*Inspired by her childhood in Trinidad, acclaimed poet and writer Dionne Brand conjures the world of the Caribbean in her first book of poetry for children. The sounds and smells of market day, the blazing sun, the joyful beat of much-awaited rain and a girl who dares to do better. These are just some of the stories and characters brought into focus in this captivating collection of poems. Originally published in 1979, these poems are an eloquent, unsparing tribute to the lives of the Caribbean people and the power of nature. Simple chants and schoolyard skipping songs alongside more sophisticated poems reveal a place of beauty and hardship where life moves in harmony with the elements. With vibrant collage paintings and poignant line drawings by Eugenie Fernandes, this new edition of Earth Magic will cast a spell over readers of all ages.
Review Quote*This book glows with the warmth of a place worth visiting, savoring, and coming to know.
Review Quote*Fernandes uses a particularly pleasing curving line for hill, sun, moon, laundry line, and many versions of large, round women.