Written with freshness, humour and charm, these imaginative stories are about Ossie Johnson, a boy growing up in rural Jamaica.
He discovers his district’s educational system, economic life, religion, politics, folklore, rituals and pastimes as well as its fears and terrors.
They also lead him to wrestle with deep moral issues. He encounters extraordinary individuals, including a man who is an acrobat in body and character, a faith healer, a farmer who transports bees on his body, a higgler who is completely deaf, and a female stonebreaker who loves to watch kites flying.
This, the school edition, contains questions and activities for each story, and aids both student and teacher in gaining a comprehensive understanding of this classic anthology.
Some key features:
• Credible characters, conflict and plot development throughout the stories.
• Many different story themes and sub-themes are explored.
• Engaging storylines make reading enjoyable and rewarding for young readers.
• Wide variety of challenging and interesting
- Bobbing Jones
- A Voting Man
- The Bamboo Fife
- Cricket Season
- Brother Paul
- The Sexton
- The Kite
- Ripe Bananas
- Mango Ridge
- The Reading Tree
- Wet Sugar
- The Parakeets
- Fear of the Sea
- Questions & Activities
- About the Author