I am a Devonshire born Janner, now living in the Antilles I’m a mother, adventurer, and Ukulele playing, drama queen, who has survived for nearly seven years without straighteners, good fitting underwear or decent strawberries.
These books are based on my own experiences living here and coming up close and personal with some of the most strange, beautiful, and sometimes scary inhabitants of these islands.
The books mix fact and folklore, myths, and material from the people I’ve spoken to and creatures I’ve met.
It is true that I was once attacked by a giant centipede, it is also true that I have had an up close and very personal, experience with a manchineel tree and I have a scar to prove it.I have however, never seen the Gumby.
Fantastic storytelling. Could not put it down. A must read for adults and children. Thought I was on the island, and the use of words and names brilliant. Will be reading it time and time again.
Could not put this down, was hooked from the start. This book would be perfect for those who love mythology style stories, looks great with my mythological collection. I can not wait to see what this author comes up with next 😀
Entertaining for children and adults, I was intrigued by the plot which took me with it all the way, fell in love with the characters and I learnt a little about Caribbean folklore. The glossary was wonderful, I wish it had been at the beginning so I could have rela
ted the meanings to the characters, but it just means I'll just have to read it all over again :)
EVEN THE GODS CAN MAKE MISTAKES
When the mighty Creator Gods are looking the wrong way, Dark Obeah is stolen, and the magical balance of the island is thrown into full tilt.
As if this isn’t bad enough, this terrible magic has been used to create a monster that threatens to destroy the forest animal’s way of life, forever. It’s going to take a grumpy and arrogant Iguana who enjoys his own company and a shy, young manicou who’s searching for courage, to put things right.
Their lives become entwined as they set out on their separate quests. But in order to save the entire island's inhabitants they will have to work together. If they fail, life on the island will cease to exist. Neither realise however that being a hero is what they have signed up for.