Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9781452102245, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 2011
Vanessa Brantley-Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter. Her passion for children s books began when she came across The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as a child in the 1960s. Growing up in a musical family who loved to sing, Vanessa s illustrations are as fun and whimsical as a beautiful melody. Vanessa currently makes her nest in Charlotte, NC with her husband of 20 years, their daughter, and a very rambunctious cat named Stripes.
Bob Marley (1945 1981) was one of the most beloved and bestselling musicians of his time. Born in the village of Nine Mile, Jamaica, Marley left school at fourteen to pursue music fulltime. A dedicated member of the Rastafari movement, Marley is credited with bringing reggae and Jamaican music to a world stage. Over the course of his career, he released more than a dozen albums with his band Bob Marley and the Wailers. The posthumous release of "Legend "(1984) went platinum in the United States and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Marley died from cancer in 1981.
"A feel-good story of a community coming together" - Publishers Weekly
"This celebration of community is joyful." --Kirkus Reviews
"The message is positive, happy and multicultural, and a great read for bedtime." -Daddy Be Good
"Exuberant" - School Library Journal
"As a parent, I am always looking for new books for my children. I want them to grow to love the written world while learning lessons that are compatible with our family values. I was very excited when I came across this book...I think this might just be something that Santa drops off this year." -Womanist Musings blog