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Surprising Joy by Valerie Bloom
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Joy has spent her life with her grandmother in Jamaica, steeped in Jamaican culture, sunshine and traditions. Until the day her dream comes true: Joy's mother, who moved to England when Joy was a baby, writes to say that she's ready for her daughter to come and join her. Joy can hardly contain her excitement. But London in December is a shock. It's cold and dark and unfriendly. Even so, it's nothing to the shock that awaits when she goes to live with her mother...

Author Biography

Valerie Bloom was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and came to England in 1979. One of the UK's finest poets for children, she has performed extensively throughout Britain, the Caribbean and Ireland, in schools, universities, theatres and at festivals such as Hay-on-Wye and Cheltenham. Her poems have been included in Poems on the Underground and in the NEAB 1998 GCSE English Literature Anthology.
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
Macmillan Children's Books
Interest Age
From 9 To 11
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