Results for: olive senior

Below is a list of 4 the books by this author.

Book cover of ANNA CARRIES WATER
ANNA CARRIES WATER
By: olive senior | Published: June 2013

Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can't carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. In this charming and poetic fami...

Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can't carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Olive Senior shows young readers the power of determination, as Anna achieves her goal and overcomes her fear.

  • ISBN
    9781896580609
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$18.95
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Book cover of BOONOONOONOUS HAIR
BOONOONOONOUS HAIR
By: olive senior | Published: June 2019

In this beautifully illustrated picture book written by Commonwealth Prize—winning author Olive Senior and illustrated by the much—acclaim...

In this beautifully illustrated picture book written by Commonwealth Prize—winning author Olive Senior and illustrated by the much—acclaimed artist of Anna Carries Water a little girl learns to love her difficult—to—manage curly hair.

Theme: Diversity, Culturally Responsive

  • ISBN
    9781926890074
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$19.95
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Book cover of BOONOONOONOUS HAIR
BOONOONOONOUS HAIR
By: olive senior | Published: May 2021

In this picture book, a young black girl learns to love her difficult-to-manage hair.

Theme: Diversity, Culturally Responsive

  • ISBN
    9781926890227
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$11.95
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Book cover of PAIN TREE
PAIN TREE
By: olive senior | Published: September 2015

From the author of Dancing Lessons, Finalist for the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and Finalist for the 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize, comes an u...

From the author of Dancing Lessons, Finalist for the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and Finalist for the 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize, comes an unforgettable collection of short stories. Olive Senior's new collection of stories - The Pain Tree - is wide-ranging in scope, time period, theme, locale and voice. Her characteristic 'gossipy voice' is present in many of the stories, but as well there is reverence, wit and wisdom, along with satire, humour and even farce. The stories range over almost a hundred years, from around the time of the second world war to the present. Like her earlier stories, Jamaica is the setting but the range of characters presented are universally recognisable as people in crisis or on the cusp of transformation. While most of the stories operate within a realist mode, Senior in this collection is also exploiting traditional motifs, so we have collected here revenge stories ('The Goodness of my Heart'), a bargain with the Devil ('Boxed-in'), a Cinderella story ('The Country Cousin'), a magical realist interpretation of African spiritual beliefs ('Flying') and a narrator's belated acceptance of the healing power of traditional beliefs ('The Pain Tree'). 'Coal' and 'Tap' are realist stories set in the war years and depression that followed as folks try to find a new place in the world. Senior's trademark children awakening to self-awareness and to the hypocracy of adults are here too, from the heartbreaking 'Moonlight' and 'Silent' to the girls in 'Lollipop' and 'A Father Like That' who learn to confront loneliness and vulnerability with attitude.

  • ISBN
    9781770864344
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Adult Fiction
Retail Price:
$22.95
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