Island in the Sun

Island in the Sun


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On Jamaica, a place full of magical sunsets and shining sand, a man thinks of his family and remembers the sounds of calypso during carnival. "I hope the day will never come," he sings, "that I can't awake to the sound of drum." Harry Belafonte's classic song, combined with Alex Ayliffe's bright, energetic artwork, will enchant young and old alike.

"Children who have never been to the Caribbean will get a feel for the details and pace of island life. Lilting and lovely."

Author Biography: Harry Belafonte is an internationally known musician, actor and writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140568356
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2001
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

Harry Belafonte’s l956 album Calypso made him the first artist in history to sell more than one million LPs. He has won both a Tony award and an Emmy, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton. He has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is the recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Pamela.

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Island in the Sun 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mmgomez1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a picture book about a african american man who loves the island he grew up on. Throughout the story the man tells you what he see's throughout his usual day on the island and why he loves it so much! This book has very colorful images that will draw younger audiences attention.
SDando on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was neat because the text was from a poem that could be sung. You could read this book both ways, which added a sensory element. I thought the illustrations were nice-they looked like collage art. This is a simple but effective way to introduce other cultures to kids.