Island in the Sun

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
3 Reviews
World famous entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte's lovely, lyrical childhood recollection of Jamaica is a tender portrait that will easily strike a chord in anyone who feels bound to a special place. The "story" first appeared as lyrics to an engaging calypso song popularized by Mr. Belafonte. In concert with Alex Ayliffe's luminously beautiful illustrations, childhood days of sugarcane fields, shining sands, and fishermen casting their nets into glittering waters are affectionately recalled, expressing the ties of family, history, and personal experiences that make any well-loved place a home of the heart.

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User Review  - AleciaDesselle - LibraryThing

Island in the Sun, originally a song, was made into a children's book with vibrant illustrations added. The song/story is about the love a man has for his home, Jamaica. The lyrics are focused on the beauty of the water, land, and hard work of the people. Read full review

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User Review  - SDando - LibraryThing

This book was neat because the text was from a poem that could be sung. You could read this book both ways, which added a sensory element. I thought the illustrations were nice-they looked like collage art. This is a simple but effective way to introduce other cultures to kids. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Alex Ayliffe lives in England.

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