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Come on into My Tropical Garden

By (author) Grace Nichols
Illustrated by Caroline Binch
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: A & C Black (Childrens books)
Published: 28th Jul 1988
Dimensions: w 140mm h 220mm
Interest age: 8-12+
Reading age: 8-10
ISBN-10: 0713629894
ISBN-13: 9780713629897
Barcode No: 9780713629897
A collection of poetry for children intended to evoke the Caribbean, its people and landscapes. Grace Nichols is Guyanese, and came to Britain in 1977. She has written novels for children and adults and her cycle of poems, "I is a long memoried woman" won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1983.

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The Guyana-born winner of the 1983 Commonwealth Poetry Prize offers her first collection of poems for children, evoking her native country in graceful cadences and usually comprehensible dialect that will occasionally be best understood aloud ("Me mudder pound plantain mek fufu/Me mudder catch crab reek calaloo stew"). Exquisitely detailed soft-pencil drawings extend the quiet incidents, gentle insights, and pungent portraits. A welcome new voice. (Kirkus Reviews)