Caribbean Canvas

written and illus. by Frané Lessac
Macmillan/UK HarperCollins/USA
Boyds Mill Press USA
Letterbox Library

  • 1989 Notable Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
  • USA American Institute of Graphic Arts – Book Show Award 1990

A collection of poems and artwork, this enchanting book contains vibrant scenes from Montserrat, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts and many other Caribbean islands.

Each of the 19 pages contains a painting by Frane Lessac complete with description (size of painting and type of medium used). The poems are brief but charming. One page contains a simple West Indian proverb: “You live in d cement house and no worry de hurricane.” The illustrations are childlike and invite the reader into the book.

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