Thief in the Village, A by James Berry (year 5 group set, 7 books)

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Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the coconut plantation in the dead of night, ready to catch interlopers; Becky longs for a bicycle and Fanso longs to find his father who walked out thirteen years ago. This is a wonderfully atmospheric collection of contemporary short stories that bring James Berry's Caribbean childhood vividly to life.

  • short story collection
  • rhythms and patterns of speech patterns of Jamaica provide an opportunity for discussion about language, accent, dialect 
  • Some challenging text. Choose stories most suited to the interest and reading level of your pupils
  • 176 pages

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