CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL by Irving Burgie

CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

Songs of the West Indies
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Catchy calypso songs, many of the 13 familiar (``Day-O''; ``Michael Row the Boat''; ``Yellow Bird''; ``Kingston Market''), four actually written by Burgie (who worked with Harry Belafonte as ``Lord Burgess''), the rest traditional songs that he's arranged. Included are simple piano accompaniments and chords; an afterword by Rosa Guy on the origins of calypso and these songs in particular--work songs, children's games, and comments (some satirical) on events. Lessac's brilliantly decorative primitive paintings, sprinkled with jewel-like details like a Caribbean version of the Unicorn Tapestries, sing with gloriously intense island colors: the perfect complement to these wonderfully singable songs. (Nonfiction. 3+)

Pub Date: Sept. 18th, 1992
ISBN: 0-688-10779-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992




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