Janjak & Freda go to the Iron Market

Janjak Freda go to the Iron Market In this first book of the bilingual Janjak and Freda series cousins Janjak and Freda go with their godmother on an exciting adventure to Haiti s famous Iron Market While there they make many new fri

  • Title: Janjak & Freda go to the Iron Market
  • Author: Elizabeth Turnbull MarkJones
  • ISBN: 9781611530629
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this first book of the bilingual Janjak and Freda series, cousins Janjak and Freda go with their godmother on an exciting adventure to Haiti s famous Iron Market While there, they make many new friends, taste new fruits, and show the value of helping others when a runaway goat causes havoc in the market The colorful text and beautiful illustrations will leave childrenIn this first book of the bilingual Janjak and Freda series, cousins Janjak and Freda go with their godmother on an exciting adventure to Haiti s famous Iron Market While there, they make many new friends, taste new fruits, and show the value of helping others when a runaway goat causes havoc in the market The colorful text and beautiful illustrations will leave children dreaming up their own adventures.This story is told in such a way that the characters, scenery, and plot will be meaningful to both English speaking children and Creole speaking children Rather than a literal translation, the Creole text has been rewritten by Wally Turnbull to provide the most authentic experience for Creole speakers.

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    1. This beautiful children's book gives my American children a glimpse of Haitian culture in one of the most famous landmarks in Haiti. Though I've never been to Haiti, many of my friends and relatives have done mission work or lived there. This story highlighted so well the culture of respect, kindness, and beauty that also permeated the tales they told me. The book is in English and Creole, with a few well-glossed Creole words interspersed in the English text. The story flows well and keeps child [...]

    2. I'm the author, so I'll admit I'm partial to this story. But I can say that this book doesn't belong just to me. The illustrations by Mark Jones really bring the story to life. And the Creole text by Wally Turnbull was no small feat. Haitian Creole is a beautiful language, but its vocabulary is extremely limited. So Wally had to work extra to create the same sense of emotion and adventure while staying true to Haitian Creole.In the end, I couldn't be happier with how all the pieces came together [...]

    3. This was a great book! I loved the illustrations and the story. I also love how it is translated in Creole. It seems to be written about and for Haitian children. There are so many sad books about Haiti. It is great to see the strength and spirit of the Haitian people! Hope there is more to come!

    4. A fantastic way to expose children to other cultures and languages. A great story, wonderfully colorful illustrations, and entertaining enough for my girls to follow along. I would definitely recommend!Darcee KrausMckinleyville, CAetsy/shop/BlassGlass

    5. I WON THIS BOOK THROUGH FIRST READS GIVE-A-WAYS PROGRAM CUTE,A EXCELLENT STORY,THE GOAT WAS AWESOME,KIDS WILL LOVE THIS ONE.I ENJOYED AND IM NOT A KID.I RECOMEND THIS ONE FOR EVERYONE.

    6. A delightful story that captures the essence and simplicity of life in Haiti. The story espouses good values and the illustrations are amazing. They reflect the colourful art that is typical of Haiti. I love that it is written in both languages.

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