by Olive Senior
Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can’t carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters can. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Olive Senior shows young readers the power of determination, as Anna achieves her goal and overcomes her fear.
Anna Carries Water
Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica. She attended Montego Bay High School and Carleton University School of Journalism, Ottawa, as a Commonwealth scholar. She has travelled extensively and from 1989 until 1993 when she settled in Toronto, she lived in several European countries. However she visits Jamaica frequently and the island and the wider Caribbean remain central to her work. She teaches writing internationally and has read her work and lectured at many international venues over the years.
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication date: 2/15/2014
Pages: 40 Target
Age Group: 4 to 7
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Caribbean & Latin America Family
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