Down by the River

Afro-Caribbean Rhymes, Games and Songs for Children

Down by the River
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Format: Paperback / softback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781847800824
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Down by the river, Down by the sea, Johnny break a bottle An' he say is me. I tell Ma, Ma tell Pa, Johnny get a licking, An' a ha! ha! ha! Here is a fun collection of Afro-Caribbean rhymes, games, and songs, collected by Trinidadian author Grace Hallworth, and brought to life by Caroline Binch's bright and life-like illustrations. Enjoy the poetry of an Afro-Caribbean childhood.

The author

Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She illustrated the bestselling story Amazing Grace and several other Grace stories by Mary Hoffman. Gregory Cool, which Caroline wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and her Since Dad Left won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998.

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Grace Hallworth was born and brought up in Trinidad, where she trained as a librarian. In 1956 she moved to England and introduced storytelling in Hertfordshire as part of children's library education. In 1984 she became a full-time storyteller, and moved back to Tobago. She appears at many international festivals, on radio and on television, as well as serving on a number of children's literature award panels. Her many books include Down by the River, illustrated by Caroline Binch, which was a runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1996.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781847800824
Size: 9.685 in x 11.811 in / 246 mm x 300 mm
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