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by James Berry

eBook A Thief in the Village: And Other Stories of Jamaica epub
  • ISBN: 0140343571
  • Author: James Berry
  • Genre: Teens
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Puffin Books (February 1, 1990)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • ePUB size: 1520 kb
  • FB2 size 1543 kb
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A Thief in the Village: . .has been added to your Cart. Usually I think I live in the poorest back-o'-wall bush place,'' begins the narrator of & Other Days Run into Sunday,'' a boy who knows that the mischief of the other days of the week always tries to creep into Sunday's calm specialness.

A Thief in the Village: . In the title story, an honest man is maligned in such a way that the villagers may never again be so sure of themselves.

Berry wrote many books for young readers, including A Thief in the Village and Other Stories (1987), The Girls and Yanga Marshall (1987), The Future-Telling Lady and Other Stories (1991), Anancy-Spiderman.

Berry wrote many books for young readers, including A Thief in the Village and Other Stories (1987), The Girls and Yanga Marshall (1987), The Future-Telling Lady and Other Stories (1991), Anancy-Spiderman (1988), Don't Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a Bird (1996) and First Palm Trees (1997) In 1995, his "Song of a Blue Foot Man" was adapt.

A Thief in the Village book. This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry's Caribbean childhood vividly to life.

Clothing This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry's Caribbean.

Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. 9780140343571 A moving collection of stories from an award-winning author. Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the coconut plantation in the dead of night, ready to catch interlopers; Becky longs for a bicycle and Fanso longs to find his father who walked out thirteen years ago. This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry's Caribbean childhood vividly.

A moving collection of stories from an award-winning author.

Becky and the wheels-and-brake boys - Thief in the village - Tukku-Tukku and Samson - All other days run into Sunday - Mouth-organ boys - Elias and the mongoose - Pet, the sea, and little buddy - Fanso and Granny-Flo - Banana tree.

Stories include "Becky and the Wheels and Brake Boys"; "A Thief in the Village"; "Tukku Tukku and Sampson"; "All other Days Run into Sunday"; "The Mouth Organ Boys"; "Elias .

Stories include "Becky and the Wheels and Brake Boys"; "A Thief in the Village"; "Tukku Tukku and Sampson"; "All other Days Run into Sunday"; "The Mouth Organ Boys"; "Elias and the Mongoose"; "The Pet, The Sea and Little Buddy"; "Fanso and Granny-Flo"; and, "The Banana Tree". More books like A Thief in the Village: And Other Stories of Jamaica may be found by selecting the categories below: Juvenile Fiction, People & Places, General.

A Thief in the Village and other stories by: James Berry. Mar 11, 2014, 08:31 PM, CN, Spain.

James Berry was born and grew up in Jamaica. He is a distinguised writer and poet. In 1982 he won the National Poetry Society's Annual Prize for Fantasy of an African Boy, and in 1987 A Thief in the Village was the Grand Prix winner of the Smarties Prize. He lives both in Jamaica and in Sussex. Country of Publication.

James Berry obituary. In 1987 Berry won the Smarties prize for A Thief in the Village and Other Stories, one of several books he wrote for young readers. Poet who brought the speech patterns of Jamaica to Britain, where his anthologies of black verse were widely read. With some training acquired in the US, Berry joined the Post Office and spent 20 years as a telecommunications operator. He moved to London and lived in Somerleyton Road, Brixton, where crowded living conditions and racist attitudes provoked him into writing his first published poems, which appeared sporadically in small magazines.

A moving collection of stories from an award-winning author.Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the coconut plantation in the dead of night, ready to catch interlopers; Becky longs for a bicycle and Fanso longs to find his father who walked out thirteen years ago. This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry's Caribbean childhood vividly to life.
Comments: (3)
Ffleg
I bought this book as a gift for my 12 year old son to give him a little more immersed perspective on Jamaica in anticipation of our upcoming trip there. I read a few chapters myself before giving it to him and I thought it was interesting and geared towards young readers. It is written in native Jamaican dialect and I found myself reading it in that voice. Also each chapter is a different story, unrelated to the others. I did not know that before purchasing this book. When I gave it to my son he said it was ok, but difficult to read due to the Jamaican dialect. Maybe it will be easier after the trip when he hears the language first-hand. If your child is not familiar with the way they talk I wouldn't recommend this book; however if they are familiar or have a vivid imagination I think this would be a good read.
Faugami
I read this back in 1990 when I was in grade school. These stories stories are so vivid that they make you feel as though you can smell/hear the ocean. Most of them are about kids who live austere lives, but want some trivial material thing (like a harmonica) and go to great lengths to get it.

I'd recommend it for any 12 year old who hates reading. I hated reading at that age, but I loved this book.
Truthcliff
I read this in 1991 at age 12. It was perfect. These kids live in jamaica, hot and muggy and looking like the typical carribean island. But there home was once a Brittish colony. They struggle between two cultures; the relaxed west indian mannerisms, and the stiff ones the Brits left behind. A must-read for all school children in the US.
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