Written by JAMES BERRY | Illustrated by ANNA CUNHA
Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl’s childhood, written by the late Coretta Scott King Book Award-winning Jamaican poet James Berry.
'A joyous celebration of childhood, culture and place' – The New York Times
'A book to treasure' – Books for Keeps, 5 STARS
'Anna Cunha has reimagined the poem and created an enchanting fantasy landscape for Afiya's adventures. A wonderful weaving together of two imaginations' – Myra Barrs, partner of James Berry
'A unique and beautiful combination of poetic story and expressive art' – Kirkus Reviews
This was a gift to a 10 yr. old child in Finland who is learning English. Her mom reports to me that it was a hit!
Book arrived promptly and is absolutely stunning. It’s a hardback book and the texture and palette of colours is perfect. The actual story is based on a poem by the late poet Jame Berry OBE. The story of a young girl whose memories of her days are imprinted on a magical dress she wears. The publisher celebrates diversity and representing BAME cultures in books. This book does just that. Thank you Lantana Publishing!