by Tamra Orr


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Fascinated by the strange, bearded figs growing on this easternmost Caribbean island, 16th-century Portuguese explorer pedro a Campos named the land after them- "Los Barbados," meaning "the bearded ones." But it was the English who in 1627 first colonized the island. Located about 250 miles off the coast of Venezuela.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422206218
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Discovering the Caribbean: History, Politics, and Culture Series
Pages: 63
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction James D. Henderson 6

Beauty, Beaches, and Bajans 9

Little England of the Caribbean 17

From Sugar to Tourists 27

All o' We Are Bajans! 35

Exploring the Lopsided Pear 43

A Calendar of Barbadian Festivals 50

Recipes 52

Glossary 54

Project and Report Ideas 56

Chronology 58

Further Reading/Internet Resources 60

For More Information 61

Index 62

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