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Olive Senior

Autor(a) de Summer Lightning and Other Stories

23+ Works 354 Membros 9 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Olive Senior is one of Canada's most internationally recognized and acclaimed writers. Among her many awards and honours she has won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and F.G. Bressani Literary Prize, was nominated for a Governor-General's Literary Award, and was runner up for the Casa de Las Americas mostrar mais Prize and the Pat Lowther Award. In 2003 she received the Norman Washington Manley Foundation Award for Excellence (preservation of cultural heritage - Jamaica). Her body of published work includes four books of poetry, three collections of short stories and several award-winning non-fiction works on Caribbean culture. mostrar menos

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Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições108 exemplares
Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (2000) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
Pepperpot: best new stories from the Caribbean (2014) — Prefácio — 36 exemplares
Jamaica Woman An Anthology of Poems (1982) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry (1998) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Senior, Olive Marjorie
Data de nascimento
Jamaica (birth)
Local de nascimento
Trelawny, Jamaica
Locais de residência
Cardiff, Wales, UK
Carleton University
Prémios e menções honrosas
Musgrave Gold Medal (2005)



A lively, colorful story set in Jamaica about the youngest member of a family who wants to overcome her fear of cows and carry as much water on her head as her older siblings are able to do.
Sullywriter | 4 outras críticas | May 22, 2015 |
I will be using this book to teach summarizes to third grade. It is an easy read and the pictures are beautiful!
LisaMarie214 | 4 outras críticas | Mar 15, 2015 |
"Anna Carries Water" is a story about a young girl who dreams of being able to carry water in a bucket on her head. Her family comes from a village where they don't have access to tap water. All of Anna's neighborhood friends are very good at carrying the water they have retrieved on their heads but Anna continually struggles. One day they go to get water and Anna tries to hold her can of water on her head but fails miserably. That night Anna's mother tells her that one day she will simply have acquired the skill and it will come naturally. The next time her siblings headed out Anna went with them. On the way back she was scared by the neighbors cows and ran with the can of water on her head, no problem. In the end her mother rejoices in Anna's success that came naturally and Anna rejoices by doing a cartwheel.… (mais)
Ebarclift13 | 4 outras críticas | Mar 10, 2015 |
Annas job everyday was to go to fetch water from the spring. All her older brothers and sisters use a pail and carry the water on her head. She gets discouraged when she can not be like all the other kids and carry water on her head. She trys over and over and finally gets it.

Personal Experience:
I realate with her because when I want to do something even if i cant I keep trying untill I can get it.

Classroom Extension:
1. I would get a pale and put something with a little weight in it and have the students try to carry the pale on their heads.
2. Have the students talk about something that the wish that they could learn how to do and set a goal to learn to do it.
… (mais)
shelby22 | 4 outras críticas | Jul 16, 2014 |



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