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Freedom Child of the Sea

by (author) Richardo Keens-Douglas

illustrated by Julia Gukova

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Feb 1995
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Feb 1995
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A fable-like story of oppression, love and hope during the slave trade, it is also one of the persistence of love and spiritual joy. Stunning illustrations by the award-winning Julia Gukova.

About the authors

written by Richardo Keens-Douglas and illustrated by Sylvie Bourbonnière

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Editorial Reviews

“It is a hopeful but truthful book, founded in tragedy but optimistic and full of magic. The images are stunning and unforgettable ...”—Toronto Star

“A truly sensitive combination of text and pictures which any multicultural collection should not be without.” —Multicultural Review

“The tale is magical, embodying the timeless appeal of all myths and legends and is beautifully brought to life by illustrator Julia Gukova’s lyrical and dreamy images.”—Hamilton Spectator

“Keens-Douglas has a beautiful command of language and despite the essentially sad nature of the story, it comes across as a colorful, moving tale ...”—Edmonton Sun

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