The Masquerade Dance

Inspired by a very real and incredible young man, The Masquerade Dance tells of a boy who is mesmerized by the “drum drum drum” of the masquerade beat and whose biggest dream is to dance the masquerade.

It is parade day in St. Kitts-Nevis carnival and Saulo is excited to see the masquerades perform, dance, and drum, drum, drum. But things don’t go quite as planned.

Be careful, you too will fall in love with the masquerade dance after reading this rhythmic tale told in rhyme.

The masquerade is a performance with Yoruban roots, influenced by indigenous Caribbean styles and European dance forms, and performed in many Caribbean islands, including St. Kitts-Nevis where it is an integral part of the carnival festivities.

Enjoyed by all ages, especially ages 5-8

Author(s):
Carol Ottley-Mitchell
Illustrator(s):
Daniel J. O’Brien
ISBN:
978-1733829908 (Paperback)
978-733829915 (Hard Cover)
Pages:
24
Price:
$9.00 (Paperback)
$16.99 (Hard Cover)
$4.99 (Kindle)
Classification
Caribbean, Children, Ebook and print
Setting:
St. Kitts-Nevis
Date published:
2019-04-15
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About the Author

St. Kitts-Nevis born Carol Mitchell loves books and she loves kids. Writing children’s books has given her the ability to combine both of these passions. She enjoys entertaining children and positively impacting their lives. She also finds that writing for children is just plain fun and gives her an excuse to think like a child once more.