SunZone Story & Picture Books

1. Anansi and Family
2. Anansi and “Fools”
3. Anansi and Friends
4. The Adventures of Sly Mongoose
5. The Jonkonnu Mask and Other Survival Stories
6. Brother Anansi Trickster Stories
7. Classic Caribbean Stories
8. Duppy Conquering Spooky Stories
9. Favourite Jamaican Stories
10. Jack Mandora’s Why?
11. Out of Many Heritage Stories
12. A is for Ackee
13. Merry Jamaican Christmas

14. Riddle Me This
15. Riddle Me That




 
Anansi and Family

These delightful and memorable stories are sure to bring pleasure to both adults and children alike. Come visit the exciting world of Anansi and meet the members of his family: his mother, father, wife, grandmother, mother-in-law, sons, daughter, and other family members. Will the selfish and greedy spider man try to trick them and how will they deal with him?

ISBN 976-8208-41-4





 

Anansi and "Fools"

Come visit the exciting world of Anansi and meet some of his friends that he thought were fools. The selfish and greedy spider man tries to trick Tumblebug, a poor guinea grass man, an innocent little girl, and even outsmarts himself. These delightful and memorable stories are sure to bring pleasure to both adults and children alike.


ISBN 976-8208-43-0




 
Anansi and Friends

Peenie Wallie, Maki Mongoose, Wee Pig, Old Madda, and Croaky Lizard are some of the close friends of the legendary trickster, Anansi, who feature in these delightful stories. The antics of Anansi and his friends are sure to bring pleasure to both adults and children alike.

ISBN 976-8208-42-2




 
The Adventures of Sly Mongoose

This collection of stories about Sly Mongoose and how he tries to trap others so that he alone can benefit. Sly Mongoose gets caught in Brukfoot's Kitchen, or tries to trick Ram Goat, chickens, Pretty Parrot, Muss-Muss Rat, Stray Dog, and Clever Cat. Sly Mongoose is selfish, greedy, and vain; but at the same time he is also intelligent, cunning, and slippery. For others to escape his traps, they must be equal to the challenges he creates.

ISBN 976-8208-44-9



 
The Jonkonnu Mask and Other Survival Stories

The Jonkonnu Mask is a collection of ten stories about children who survive against all the odds . Meet Aisha who goes to live with her mother in a foreign country, Boogsie the car washer, the Windscreen Boys, a scholarship girl, and determined Omari, Jamila, and more. These children not only survive, they go on to build lives that are honest and valuable.
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ISBN 976-8208-35-X



 

Brother Anansi Trickster Stories

These enjoyable and unforgettable stories are sure to bring amusement to both adults and children alike. Come visit the exciting world of Brother Anansi and witness his encounters with Granny Backbone, Gashany Bull, the Tar Banana Tree, and Brother Dry Head. Come read about Anansi's new name, how he became Tacoomah's riding horse, how he discovered sorrel, and all about his trip to Bird Cherry Island. Will the selfish and greedy spider man always win?

ISBN 976-9515-23-X




 

Classic Caribbean Stories

This collection of classic Caribbean folk stories from Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Guyana, serve to recall the amusing antics of Anansi and Conejo, Bouki and Juan Bobo, Mancrow and El Bizarron. The wisdom of Eshu and Oshun is revered, and the thoughtfulness of Olofi observed. Come visit the thrilling world of island culture and share in some of the most precious story time gifts to humanity.

ISBN 976-9515-27-2




 

Duppy Conquering Spooky Stories

In Jamaican folklore, duppies are said to haunt the living. This collection of spooky stories is essentially about encounters with the great unknowns. Read, but try not to be scared, by the antics of Tumpa-tail Mare, Rolling Calf, Grandy Beard-O, Dog Duppy, Old Hige, Bull Buck the Duppy Conquerer, and Gungo Peas Duppy.

ISBN 976-9515-25-6




 

Favourite Jamaican Stories

This collection contains some of the best-loved folk stories from Jamaica: 'The Same Puss, Sah!,' 'Anansi and the Magic Pot,' 'Big Bwoy and Gee Gee,' and 'John Crow Marries Miss Nancy,' are just a few of the tall tales that help to take us back to old Jamaica. These enchanting and unforgettable stories are sure to bring happiness to both adults and children alike.

ISBN 976-9515-28-0




 

Jack Mandora's Why? Why? Stories

The stories retold in this collection: 'Why Hawks Kill Chickens,' 'Why Cats Kill Rats,' 'Why Flies Bother Cows,' why this and why that, are old stories that have kept us warm through many difficult nights, and they still can work their magic. They explain in non-scientific and extraordinary ways, the simple curiosities we observe in the nature around us. These Why? Why? Stories capture the various mysteries of life and bring pleasure to both adults and children alike.

ISBN 976-9515-26-4




 

Out of Many Heritage Stories

' Out of Many, One People ,' is Jamaica's national motto, and the beauty of that multicultural mosaic is stunning. This collection of old Taino, Jewish, Ashanti, Ewe, Congolese, Angolan, Indian, Chinese, and Lebanese folktales, is a mere reflection of the country's diverse cultural heritage.

ISBN 976-9515-24-8




 

A is for Ackee

A is for Ackee is a shining tribute to Jamaica. The story takes us through the entire alphabet with food, place names, or things associated with the island. At the top of each page are letters to help young children learn their ABCs.

While the story below will help older children learn about Jamaican food, place names, and heritage. The clever narrative and informative text allow children to share in unique details and capture the essence of things Jamaican.

The vibrant illustrations of old kerosene pans, mouth-watering naseberries, patty, rice-and-peas, bammy and yampi, make this alphabet book one of the most entertaining ways to learn about the cuisine, history, people and culture of this great Caribbean nation.

Hardcover
• 8 ½ x 11 inches
• Glossy jacket that doubles as a full-colour A-Z poster
• 32 full-colour pages +
• 16 pages of a fun educational supplement
• Jamaican folk songs
• Interesting facts about Jamaican ackee and Blue Mountain coffee
• Map of Jamaica
• ISBN 976-610-516-2




 

Merry Jamaican Christmas

Merry Jamaican Christmas is a picture book that captures the magic and excitement of Christmas in Jamaica. It is ideal for children and readers of all ages.

This is a timeless family story with stunning illustrations. The book is chock-full of heart-warming scenes (the excitement of Gran Market, Jonkunnu, and Christmas dinner), traditional values, Jamaican Christmas lore, a useful glossary, and two of the best recipes for Christmas - heavy cake and sorrel.



• Hardcover
• 8 ½ x 11 inches
• Glossy jacket that doubles as a full-colour poster
• 32 full-colour pages +
• 8 additional pages of a fun educational supplement
• A glossary of terms
• Recipes for sorrel and heavy cake
• ISBN 976-610-472-7




 

Riddle Me This

George Edwards shares with us over two-hundred hilarious riddles perfectly aimed at the funny bones of Jamaican readers. Laugh a bellyful over the sheer silliness of some of these riddles, as readers will discover for themselves the absolute delight of some outrageous thoughts and crazy wordplay. Where can we always find “happiness”? – In the dictionary. And what part of the body has the most rhythm? – The eardrums, of course!

ISBN 978-976-8208-68-2




 


Riddle Me That


George Edwards shares with us over two-hundred hilarious riddles perfectly aimed at the funny bones of Jamaican readers. Laugh a bellyful over the sheer silliness of some of these riddles, as readers will discover for themselves the absolute delight of some outrageous thoughts and crazy wordplay. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? – Footsteps. And who was the first whistler? – The wind, of course! .


ISBN 978-976-8208-69-9