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Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Scattered Jewels by Evadne D'Oliveira




Overview
From the making of Guyana in the Scattered Jewels, The Lure of the Mermaid and the cunning of Myneer Bac-Hoo, to the mysteries of Mrs Higue and the Moon Girl, this spell bounding collection will enthrall children not only from Guyana and the Caribbean but of those from Guyanese and Caribbean heritage. Additionlly as Dr Robert Moore pointed out in his foreword, "the book is intended for children of our globalising world.... Adults, whatever their cultural orientation are likely to be drawn in by the setting and atmosphere of a number of these legends.

The collection of stories include:
-The Scattered Jewels
-Seraphon
-The Lure of the Mermaid
-Myneer Bac-Hoo
-The Exodus of the manatee
-The happiness of Little Miss Mouse
-Sam, The Beaver
-The day of the Flight
-The Mysterious Mrs Higue
-The Donkey that brayed and prayed
-The Moon Girl
-The Cat that loved bananas

Author details
Evadne DOliveira has had a long and distinguished career as a journalist, author and playright in her native Guyana. She is the author of numerous short stories and a number of her plays have been broadcasted across the Caribbean and staged in North America. She has been involved in several organisations including PEN International (Guyana Writers Group) and the Shekinah Project and is the President and Artistic Director of Maranatha Stage Productions in Canada.

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