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Jump Up Time: A Trinidad Carnival Story Hardcover – September 21, 1998


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Kindergarten-Grade 3-Lily wishes that she could wear a costume like her big sister Christine and "jump up," or parade across the stage, during the Children's Carnival. As the whole family works together on Christine's hummingbird outfit, Lily is jealous and can't wait until the celebration is over, "Because that go be de end of that old Carnival costume." On the big day, Christine sees the stage where the jump up will take place and is frightened. Lily reassures her and the older girl joins the other children to "play mas." Later, Christine lets Lily wear her hummingbird headdress. No background information about Carnival is provided, though readers can guess the meaning of "jumping up" and "playing mas" from the context. Saport's pastel illustrations are earth toned. The round-faced characters are reminiscent of Henri Rousseau's island paintings and their features express the moods in the story well. Although the illustrations capture the warmth of home and family, they do not effectively convey the tumult of Carnival day or the big stage that scares Christine. Still, the story is genuine and expresses feelings that kids will certainly relate to. Other books about Carnival added to this one will complete the picture of this exciting time of year.
Sally Bates Goodroe, Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Ages 5^-8. Although she can't help feeling exuberant at the coming of carnival, with its music and festivities, Lily is sick of the subject of her big sister's first carnival costume. Six months' work has gone into constructing the splendid hummingbird costume, but when it comes time for Christine to get up on stage and "jump up," she freezes. It's Lily's encouragement that finally helps Christine overcome the fear. Saport's richly saturated oil pastels, in shades of salmon, turquoise, yellow, and blue, give the book a tropical feel. The strong illustrations might have overwhelmed the text. Instead, they match the lilting vernacular of Joseph's language, enhancing the satisfying, believable family story. Together, the words and pictures capture the highly charged emotion and spectacle of the holiday as it is celebrated in Trinidad. Susan Dove Lempke

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Lynn Joseph was born and raised on the island of Trinidad and is the author of books for children that feature her beloved home of Trinidad & Tobago, including A Wave in Her Pocket, The Mermaid's Twin Sister, An Island Christmas, and Coconut Kind of Day. Lynn travels extensively and writes about the places she has visited or lived including the Dominican Republic, which is the setting for her book The Color of My Words and her new YA novel Flowers in the Sky. She is an attorney who attended Fordham School of Law in New York, and the mother of two wonderful sons, Jared and Brandt. Her new Young Adult novel, Flowers in the Sky was published by HarperCollins Children's Books in March 2013. Lynn is currently attending the Vermont College of Fine Arts where she is studying for her Masters in Writing for Children & Young Adults. For more information about Lynn Joseph, please see her web site at www.lynnjosephauthor.com. Or follow her on Twitter @Lynnjoseph1 or on Facebook at Lynn Joseph Books.

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