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A thief in the village, and other stories

Author: James Berry
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books, 1990, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of nine short stories about life in contemporary Jamaica, on such subjects as a young boy's desire to buy shoes for the cricket team and a girl's adventures on a coconut plantation. Nenna and her brother Man-Man sneak from shadow to tree trunk in the dead of night, concealing themselves while tracking a coconut thief. Gustas barely survives a violent hurricane, trying to save his fruit-laden banana  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Berry
ISBN: 0140343571 9780140343571
OCLC Number: 20171942
Notes: Cover title: A thief in the village, and other stories of Jamaica.
Awards: Commended for Coretta Scott King Award (Author) 1989
Description: 148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Becky and the wheels-and-brake boys --
Thief in the village --
Tukku-Tukku and Samson --
All other days run into Sunday --
Mouth-organ boys --
Elias and the mongoose --
Pet, the sea, and little buddy --
Fanso and Granny-Flo --
Banana tree.
Responsibility: James Berry.

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A collection of nine short stories about life in contemporary Jamaica, on such subjects as a young boy's desire to buy shoes for the cricket team and a girl's adventures on a coconut plantation. Nenna and her brother Man-Man sneak from shadow to tree trunk in the dead of night, concealing themselves while tracking a coconut thief. Gustas barely survives a violent hurricane, trying to save his fruit-laden banana tree. Becky begs her mother for a bicycle, and Fanso longs to know his father who walked out of his life thirteen years earlier.

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