Patricia G. Turnbull.
PHILIPSBURG–Ti Koko and Kush Kush the newest children’s book by Patricia G. Turnbull of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been published here by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), said President of the indie press Jacqueline Sample.
“Ti Koko and Kush Kush is a brilliantly crafted story about a happy little coconut tree and a friendly, wise yam and the power of friendship and camaraderie in a small community,” said Head of University of the West Indies UWI Open Campus in Grenada Nicole Phillip-Dowe.
The poem-story style of the colourfully illustrated book blends environmental themes into a story for children ages four to nine years old, and for teens and adults who enjoy reading to younger children.
“Ti Koko is also perfect for boys and girls still coping with loss of their homes or sadness because of hurricanes and other natural or manmade disasters and strife,” said Sample about the hardcover book.
“Patricia Turnbull magically weaves this precious work for our children. The importance that the environment plays in our lives should indeed ensure that ‘Nature is our Future,’” said environmentalist and Managing Director of St. Maarten Nature Foundation Tadzio Bervoets.
“Ti Koko is a bright face of hope following the still visible ravages of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to the people, houses, livelihood, and landscapes of various countries and Caribbean islands, including damages to the author’s home in Tortola,” said Sample.
Reuben Vanterpool painted the exclusive dreamy blue sea, boats, bay side, flora, schoolchildren, sunny and moonlight landscape scenes for her latest book, said the author.
Vanterpool is a leading muralist, art teacher and former Speaker of the Legislative Council of the Virgin Islands.
Turnbull is the author of Rugged Vessels and the landmark VI “historical memory” title Can These Stones Talk?
Awards and honours include a Summer Institute for Creative Writing fellow at University of Miami, and the British Virgin Islands Badge of Honour.
Turnbull’s poetry appears in Longman’s Caribbean New Voices 1; Sent Lisi: Poems and Art of Saint Lucia; and Where I See the Sun – Contemporary Poetry in the Virgin Islands.
Ti Koko and Kush Kush is at Van Dorp’s bookstores in Madame Estate and Simpson Bay. The Caribbean storybook is also available on the Internet at www.SPDbooks.org goo.gl/atoJFo.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73029-ti-koko-and-kush-kush-published-in-st-maarten