Island in the Sun

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 28 pages
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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  - mmgomez1 - LibraryThing

This is a picture book about a african american man who loves the island he grew up on. Throughout the story the man tells you what he see's throughout his usual day on the island and why he loves it so much! This book has very colorful images that will draw younger audiences attention. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Alex Ayliffe lives in England.

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