BRADES, Montserrat – Author of the Caribbean Adventure Series for children Carol Mitchell will visit the Montserrat Public Library this Saturday, August 10, 2013 for Children’s Reading Hour.
Starting at 10:30 am the author who recently released the fourth installment in the series Fury on Soufriere Hills will be on hand to read excerpts from the book and also discuss the process of writing a book.
Librarian Sonja Smith says the visit by the children’s author is another way the Public Library is working to make books come alive to readers. “We look forward to Mrs Mitchell’s visit and encourage the children to come out and enjoy listening to the stories.”
Carol hails from the island of St. Kitts where she was inspired to write stories which captured her love for the Caribbean and also history. Mitchell’s landmark historical fantasy series, Caribbean Adventure Series, chronicles the adventures of three children and a monkey who have exciting, magical adventures in the Caribbean. The series, aimed at children 7-10 years old, has been hailed as both entertaining and educational.
In Fury on Soufriere Hills, the boys are taken back in time to Montserrat when Caribs still lived there. Fury includes two of the characters that we got to know in the series, and introduces Frankie, a young boy from Montserrat who longs to return to his beloved home.
“I was moved to write about Montserrat,” Mitchell commented. “I wanted to write about the Carib people and my research led me to an excursion in Montserrat that revealed a lot of information about how the Caribs lived. That prompted my imagination with a scenario in which the Caribs, like modern day Montserratians had to face the fury of their volcanic island. I wanted to capture the hopefulness and resilience that a strong people can build out of a disastrous event. It took me over a year to capture this and I am very happy with the end product,” Mitchell reveals.
Find out more about the author on Saturday. Parents are encouraged to come along with their children for the reading. Learn more about the books in the series online at www.caribbeanadventureseries.com .
Photo captions: Cover of Fury on Soufriere Hills
Author of Fury on Soufriere Hills Carol Mitchell