Janjak and Freda Go to the Iron Market

Elizabeth J. Turnbull (Author) Mark Jones (Illustrator)
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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 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.

Product Details

Light Messages
Publish Date
May 16, 2013
8.0 X 0.07 X 10.0 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author

Mark Jones has been drawing since the age of two. Mark graduated with a degree in illustration, and has already published a number of books since leaving college. Mark lives in London, England, and continues to draw all day...
Wally Turnbull, born to missionary parents and raised in the mountains of Haiti, has learned to communicate with his neighbors on a level few attain, speaking their language of simple images and hidden meanings. For many years, it has been his dream to collect the beloved sayings and share them with the outside world. This book is the result of three decades of collection, translation, and interpretation, but as the Haitian people will tell you, "it takes patience to see the navel of the ant." Wally Turnbull received his BA in Psychology from Rockford College in 1970 and his MFA in photography from Ohio Univeristy in 1972. He was born and raised in Haiti where he resided until 1963 when he left to pursue his education. He returned to Haiti in 1972 with wife Betty and has since worked in rural education and self-help. In 1978, Turnbull received a Diplome de Citation from the Haitian Government Department of Education for his work in rural education. He also received an award of distinction from Rockford College in 1983 for his humanitarian work in Haiti.