In these two animal stories from the Caribbean, find out in the first why Tiger wanted to get rid of all the other animals and keep the jungle for himself and what clever Anansi did about it, and in the second how shy Owl nearly lost everything because he didn't have the courage to show his face.* Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.* Text type: Tweo stories from another culture.* The feelings roller coaster for Owl on pages 30-31 help children to discuss the different emotions addressed in the story.* Curriculum links: Geography: Passport to the world; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world; ICT: Combining text and graphics.* This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader
Grace Nichols was born and educated in Guyana. She came to Britain in 1977 and since then has published seven poetry collections for adults and many books for children. She has won the PBS Best Single Author's Collection, and is among the poets whose work is studied on the current GCSE syllabus. She has also won both the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and a Cholmondeley Award.