For six days, Grandpa fishes near St. Lucia; on the seventh he works on his boat instead of going to church. Grammy scolds,...

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MY GRANDPA AND THE SEA

For six days, Grandpa fishes near St. Lucia; on the seventh he works on his boat instead of going to church. Grammy scolds, but Grandpa knows that ""God is in the sea and sky. . .and in ourselves. . .I don't need to go to a little house to meet God."" When the fish grow scarce because the big boats take too many, Grandpa pines; then he invents a new livelihood that keeps him in his boat: growing the sea-moss used by the island people to make a nourishing drink. Orr illustrates her sympathetic portrait of this wise, gentle black man with nicely composed paintings in the brilliant hues of the Caribbean.

Pub Date: Aug. 10, 1990

ISBN: 087614525X

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Carolrhoda

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 1990