Earth Magic

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Feb 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 30 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - Trock33 - LibraryThing

Many of these poems reminded me of the South. The illustrations were colorful and very cultured. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and would recommend it to children grades k-5. Read full review

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User Review  - jmcneal - LibraryThing

This book is filled with poetry about a small Caribbean town. The art in it makes you think of how the people of the town would sound like as you are reading these poems. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
23
Section 3
26
Section 4
27
Section 5
28
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About the author (2006)

Acclaimed poet and novelist Dionne Brand was born in Trinidad and moved to Canada in the early 1970s. Her work has won both the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Trillium Award for Literature. Originally published in 1979, Earth Magic was her first book of poetry for children.

Eugenie Fernandes is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. Her many works include the Little Mouse series, Earth Magic, One Hen and Kitten's Spring. She lives in southern Ontario.

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