"Duppy Talk is a great little book, full of wonderfully written spooky stories set on the island of Jamaica ... by the way, a duppy is a Jamaican ghost or spirit of the dead."
"...with these alive duppy talk stories, I remember after hearing similar ones as children, nothing would have persuaded any of us to go to bed alone."
"This Caribbean island came alive for me...Jamaica now seems like a vivid extension of the village of castle Gordon, full of life, tales, laughter, fears, and superstitions, which foster the best stories."
"Hausman retells six tales that he learned in Jamaica, crediting his sources in a note after each one...the language has a Jamaican ring, the notes are informative, and the 11-page glossary explains unfamiliar terms. This is one of the very few collections of West Indian folklore available for children...a worthy addition."