Anna Carries Water

Anna Carries Water

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"Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can't carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Prize-winning author Olive Senior shows young readers the power of determination, as Anna achieves her goal and overcomes her fear." --publisher
Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia : Tradewind Books, 2014, c2013
ISBN: 9781896580609
1896580602
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 30 cm
Additional Contributors: James, Laura (Laura N.)

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BCD2013 Jun 09, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Anna dreams of learning to carry water on her head, just like her Jamaican brothers and sisters, but it takes the presence of a very scary cow before she gains the confidence to do so.
- Betsy Bird

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 23, 2014

Beautifully illustrated, printed, and written, author Olive Senior and illustrator Laura James together have tapped into a story instantly understandable to a child from any culture in this wide world in which we live. Sibling jealousy, the desire to be more grown-up than you are, and a good old-fashioned ridiculous fear combine to make this one of the more charming books I’ve seen this year.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 23, 2014

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Feb 23, 2014

Poor Anna. The youngest of six siblings she always joins her brothers and sisters after school to walk to the spring for water for their Jamaican home. And every day her older brothers and sisters get their water and place it on their heads, never once having to hold their buckets or cans or empty cheese tins to keep them in place. As for Anna, all she has is a dinky coffee can, and even THAT ends up soaking her clothes when she tries to emulate her siblings’ style. Though she asks her eldest sibling Doris when she’ll be old enough to carry water hands free like the rest of them, all Doris can tell her is that “It just happens . . . so don’t worry.” Little does Anna realize that her phobia of cows, never an asset before, will offer the key to her little problem.

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