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Anna Carries Water
by Olive Senior, Illustrated by Laura James

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List Price: $18.95
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Classification: Fiction
Target Age Group: Picture Book
ISBN13: 9781896580609
Imprint: Tradewind Books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Parent Company: Tradewind Books
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Book Description:

Anna fetches water from the spring every day, but she can t carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters can. In this charming and poetic family story set in Jamaica, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Olive Senior shows young readers the power of determination, as Anna achieves her goal and overcomes her fear.

  • Winner of the Isabel Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Award
  • Shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize 2014 (Young Reader’s Literature)
  • Nominated for the 2014 Rainforest of Reading Award
  • Listed as “One of the Best Picture Books of 2014” - Kirkus Review
  • “100 Magnificent Children's Books 2014" ( Picture book ages 2-6), Schools Library Journal
  • On New York Public Library’s “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing"

Anna fetches water from the spring every day but she can't manage to carry it on her head like her older brothers and sisters. Set in the Caribbean, this irresistibly rhythmic and poetic tale evokes the power of sheer will and the joy of mastery, as Anna overcomes her fear.

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