Crawfie the Crapaud by A. Simpson, Earl Lovelace


Crawfie the Crapaud by A. Simpson, Earl Lovelace

Crawfie the crapaud loves to sing and swim. He loves to play. One day, everyone is too busy to play with him, so Crawfie hops off in search of adventure. He has so much fun he forgets all about choir practice that evening with his froggy friends and family.

About the Author

Earl Lovelace was born in Toco, Trinidad in 1935, and spent his childhood in Tobago and Port of Spain. His first job was as a proof reader with the Trinidad Publishing Company, and he later joined the Civil Service, serving first in the Forestry Department and then in the Department of Agriculture. His first novel, while Gods Are Falling, won him the BP Independence Literary Award which enabled him to study in the United States as visiting novelist at Howard University, Washington. It was followed by The Schoolmaster, a novel which drew on his experiences of rural Trinidad, The promise evident in these novels of the sixties was fulfilled in The Dragon Can't Dance, and The Wine of Astonishment which, West African magazine argued, 'put him in the front rank of Caribbean writers'. It was followed by a collection of plays, Festina's Calypso, which was published in 1984.

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32 pages


A. Simpson, Earl Lovelace
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Publication date

2nd January 1998



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