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James Berry

James Berry

  • 2 stars across 10 books
James Berry was born and grew up in Jamaica. He is a distinguised writer and poet. In 1982 he won the National Poetry Society's Annual Prize for Fantasy of an African Boy, and in 1987 A Thief in the Village was the Grand Prix winner of the Smarties Prize. He lives both in Jamaica and in Sussex.
1st October 2020

A Story About Afiya

Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, f... MoreA Story About Afiya

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26th January 1989

A Thief in the Village: and Other Stories

This is a collection of short stories about children and young people in Jamaica. Full of wonderfully atmospheric backgr... MoreA Thief in the Village: and Other Stories

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7th July 2016

A Thief in the Village

Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the cocnu... MoreA Thief in the Village

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12th June 1996

Don't Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a Bird

A rhythmically told, brilliantly illustrated tale from the award-winning author of Ajeemah and His Son. When Anancy Spid... MoreDon't Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a Bird

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1st April 1999

Isn't My Name Magical?: Sister and Brother Poems

A collection of poems depict the family relationships, friendships, and favorite activities of an African American siste... MoreIsn't My Name Magical?: Sister and Brother Poems

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1st April 1997

Everywhere Faces Everywhere

A master poet explores human diversity in this dazzling collectionJames Berry weaves together memories of his Caribbean ... MoreEverywhere Faces Everywhere

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1st January 1991

Ajeemah and His Son

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4th August 2022

Only One of Me

Only One of Me is a stunning collection of the best-loved children's poems from award-winning poet James Ber... MoreOnly One of Me

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