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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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