Literature

Literature

Tales from the Caribbean

By Trish Cooke
Illustrated by Joe Lillington
Published by Puffin

Paperback

Price £7.99
9780141373089
Publisher Puffin

A terrific collection of tales from all over the Caribbean, retold by an author whose parents came to Britain from Dominica in the 1950s. The stories have a mixture of West African and Amerindian roots. Many are humorous including several about tricksters Anansi and Compère Lapin/Brer Rabbit. Notes at the end of the book contextualise the stories, giving information about the history and cultures of the Caribbean. The style of storytelling makes this collection ideal for reading aloud and ripe for retelling orally.

Also in this series of traditional stories:

Tales from Africa by K.P. Kojo. Puffin Classics £7.99 9780141373072

Tales from India by Bali Rai. Puffin Classics £7.99 9780141373065