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Boonoonoonous Hair

by (author) Olive Senior

illustrated by Laura James

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
May 2019
General, Girls & Women
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


In this vibrant and exquisitely illustrated picture book, written by Commonwealth Prize—winning Jamaican—Canadian Olive Senior, and with pictures by the acclaimed artist Laura James (the team that created Anna Carries Water), a young girl learns to love her difficult—to—manage, voluminous and boonoonoonous hair.

About the authors

Olive Senior was born in Jamaica in 1941. She lives both there and in Canada. Her first collection of short stories, Summer Lightning (1986), won the Commonwealth Literature Prize. She has published two subsequent collections of short stories, The Arrival of the Snake Woman (1989) and The Discerner of Hearts (1995). She has two collections of poems, Talking of Trees (1985) and Gardening in the Tropics (1995). She has written on different aspects of Caribbean culture and was editor of Jamaica Journal.

Olive Senior's profile page

Laura James is an author, journalist, food writer, and magazine editor. Her writing has appeared in national newspapers and magazines. She lives in England.

Laura James' profile page

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