Anna Carries Water

Anna Carries Water Book CoverAnna, the youngest child in her large Jamaican family, wants to fetch water and carry it on her head like her brothers and sisters do.  But, she cannot even balance an empty coffee can on her head.  Anna is determined and she finally does succeed when the cows in Mister Johnson’s field frighten her and she runs home with her full coffee can on her head.  She doesn’t spill a drop.  The Jamaican landscape, a Jamaican flag, dasheen leaves, and Anna’s family are presented in interesting, bold acrylic paintings in tropical colors. mjw
Title: Anna Carries Water
Author: Olive Senior
: Laura James
: Tradewind Books
: 2013
Original language
: English
: 978-1-896580-60-9
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 4-7
: Picture book
Book setting
: Jamaica
Author’s ethnicity
: Jamaican
Author’s residence
: Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Antiguan
Illustrator’s residence
: United States
: Brothers and sisters, Caribbean, Jamaica, North America, Water supply

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