Young Isha has to find out the old woman's name but, try as she might, she cannot guess. Who can help her and why does she need to know? Only a remarkable crab Solistine knows the secret. In this classic, beautifully illustrated folk tale, the famous Caribbean crab is changed for evermore, and so are the faces of old women. The latest addition to Macmillan Caribbean's list of highly illustrated children's books this is another example of why the Caribbean produces wonderful children's books. The merging of traditional folk tales and modern illustrations tell a delightful story that is wonderful to share with children
Lynette Commissiong was born and grew up in Trinidad, where she lives with her family. A librarian for many years, she has lived in England and Canada and has travelled throughout the Caribbean, Europe and America. Her love for the richness and colour of the Caribbean landscape is reflected in her vivid and imaginative writings for children.