Under the Moon and Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $58.77   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
More than 30 poets conjure island life-the sea, storytelling, food, nature and the experience of travelling away from home-in Under the Moon & Over the Sea: A Collection of Caribbean Poems, ed. by John Agard and Grace Nichols, illus. by Christopher Corr, Sara Fanelli, Cathie Felstead, Satoshi Kitamura and Jane Ray. Divided into five sections, the volume presents more than 50 works, from Creole ("If you go to crab dance/ you mus' get mud") and Caribbean ("Don't spread tablecloth till pot done boil") proverbs to traditional rhymes and songs to poems (including several by co-editor Nichols), some of which are previously unpublished (such as a few by co-editor Agard).
Children's Literature
More than fifty poems give an intriguing flavor of Caribbean life in Under the Moon and Over the Sea, edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols. Thirty poets tell of hummingbirds and mangoes, the legendary Mama-Wata, and that "six o'clock feeling" when the island sun goes down. The verses range in tone from exuberant to prayerful to wistful. The final poems explore the immigration experience and sometimes contrast the new country and climate with the old, tropical home. In Grace Nichols's "Making My First Snowman in My Mother's Pink Rubber Gloves," a child valiantly tackles a winter ritual. In Valerie Bloom's "De," another youngster bemoans "de wishy-washy sunlight" and "weepy sky." Five artists—Cathie Felstead, Jane Ray, Christopher Corr, Satoshi Kitamura and Sara Fanelli—contribute bright art in a variety of styles, from cut paper to collage. 2002, Candlewick,
— Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
Gr 3 Up-A collection of more than 50 poems guaranteed to chase away any winter blahs. Each of the book's five sections begins with a piece of Caribbean folklore and is illustrated by a different contemporary artist-Cathie Felstead, Jane Ray, Christopher Corr, Satoshi Kitamura, and Sara Fanelli. Within each section, vibrant words and evocative artwork bring the sights, sounds, and smells of the islands to life-from powerful storms in Alan Smith's "Emily Hurricane" ("She had silver hair/but it was kind of wild,/electricity for eyes/and a crackling laugh") to dazzling markets in Agnes Maxwell-Hall's "Jamaica Market" ("Honey, pepper, leaf-green limes,/Pagan fruit whose names are rhymes"). Agard and Nichols, who collaborated on No Hickory No Dickory No Dock: Caribbean Nursery Rhymes (Candlewick, 1995; o.p.), have once again created an exuberant tribute to one of the world's enchanted places.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A blend of sea and land, leavened with some scary creatures from folklore, served up with the local foods and fruits, and then spread to other colder parts of the globe, this anthology is a lively mix of rhythms, stories, and descriptions that illuminate the geography and culture of the region, while providing a variety of linguistic and visual delights. The poets hail mostly from the English-speaking islands and the parts of the world where Caribbean immigrants have settled. They include the two editors from Guyana, James Berry from Jamaica, Lynn Joseph from Trinidad, and many others. Short biographical notes would have been a welcome addition. Each of the five artists, who are not necessarily associated with the Caribbean, has illustrated the poems in one of the sections of the book in very different styles. They range from Felstead's Matisse-like collages of the sea and its inhabitants that open the collection to Jane Ray's spooky renderings of the supernatural creatures of island folklore to Satoshi Kitamura's stylized, humorous people and fruits and vegetables. Traditional proverbs and rhymes are scattered throughout. There is fun to be had with Valerie Bloom's poem entitled "Guidance," in which a very proper uncle dispenses such advice as "Don' kiss yuh teeth when me talk to yuh / An' mind how yuh looking at me too" and a very sad little girl thinks: "Life is very tough for me / When Uncle Henry comes to tea." For those who enjoy the feeling of horror, the eerie "Jumbie Man," by Faustin Charles, in which the lines "Jumbie man returning red / Fire bleeding the dead; With his see-through head / Walking where angels fear to tread" is accompanied by a fearsome painting by Ray. Withpoems and illustrations for many moods, this volume with its lively language and playful pictures is sure to please. (index of poets and first lines) (Poetry. 6-12)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763618612
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1902
  • Edition description: 1ST US
  • Pages: 77
  • Age range: 6 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)