J is for Jamaica (World Alphabets) (Paperback)

By Benjamin Zephaniah, Prodeepta Das (By (photographer))

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 9781845076092, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/7/2006)

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Description

From Cricket to Pumpkin, from Hummingbird to Yam - this is a photographic alphabet showing Jamaica in all its colourful diversity. In vibrant rhyming verse, Benjamin Zephaniah explores some of the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaica, from the bustling capital of Kingston, to the peaceful and serene Blue Mountain. A perfect way to introduce children to this small and beautiful Caribbean island with a big heart.



About the Author

Benjamin Zephaniah is the author of many books including J is for Jamaica and We are Britain for Frances Lincoln. He is one of Britain's best-known poets for both adults and children and is highly popular as a performer and broadcaster. 

PRODEEPTA DAS was born in Cuttack, in eastern India. He is a freelance photographer and author whose pictures have been published in over 20 children's books. In 1991 Inside India, which he also wrote, won the Commonwealth Photographer's Award. Prodeepta's books for Frances Lincoln are P is for Pakistan, Prita Goes to India, K is for Korea, We are Britain!, Geeta's Day, I is for India, J is for Jamaica, Kamal Goes to Trinidad, P is for Poland, T is for Turkey, S is for South Africa, R is for Russiaand B is for Bangladesh. Prodeepta lives in London.'



Praise For J is for Jamaica (World Alphabets)

The striking coloured photographs on each page breathe meaning into the diversity of Jamaican life and contrast vividly the sometimes drab existence we have in the UK Not only in the bright colours but in the attitudes to life, which is for living, and love, which is for everyone