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Sea of Tears free pdf Jasmine's parents are increasingly worried about the dangers to their precious only daughter in South London so they have decided to move back, after 20 years, to Barbados. Her friends all think it's a wonderful opportunity, but all she knows is that she will miss them and the only life she has known. In Barbados her initial attempts to make friends with local teenagers meet with ridicule and she steals a motor yacht in a foolish attempt to get back to England. Rescued by a fisherman and his son, Jasmine begins school and encounters more prejudice and dislike because she is English, until she is saved from a group of bullies and befriended by the fisherman's son, Devlin. Devlin is fascinated by her stories of England and agrees to help her stowaway on a ship to get back there. This exciting adventure story explores issues involved in migration and feelings of loneliness and being trapped in a place where one doesn't want to be.

About Floella Benjamin

One of six children, Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad but was brought up in England. After leaving school she spent a short time in the world of banking and accountancy, but the staid Chief Accountants Office of Barclay's Bank just didn't suit her effervescent personality and she soon found her way into the theatre. She appeared in several successful West End shows including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'The Black Mikado' with Michael Denison and 'The Husband in Law' with Kenneth Williams. She then progressed to television drama, her first appearance was in 'Within These Walls' with Googie Withers. Numerous drama roles followed and she worked with some of Britain's top directors including Richard Eyre, Martyn Friend and Jim O'Brien. Then fate took a hand and she found her place as a presenter of the BBC's legendary children's programmes, 'Playschool' and 'Playaway', through which she became a household name. Many drama, comedy, current affairs and magazine programmes followed, including 'The Gentle Touch', 'Angels', 'Bergerac', 'A Houseful of Plants' and 'Daytime Live' In 1977 she appeared in her first feature film, 'Black Joy'. She was critically acclaimed at the Cannes film festival for her portrayal of 'Miriam' in the film which was the British entry that year. She has appeared in many pantomimes and Christmas shows including 'Puss in Boots', 'Aladdin', 'Peter Pan' and 'Babes in the Wood'. Floella has also worked on numerous radio programmes, from children's education and entertainment shows to adult drama. She hosted her own current affairs programme on Radio London's 'Black Londoners'. She has also narrated many commercial audio books and story tapes. She has done many voice overs for television and radio commercials including, Haze air freshener, Aero chocolate, Farley's baby food, Kitkat, Anchor Butter, Bird's Eye Fish Fingers and an audio tour of the Tate Modern. Floella has written and appeared in several educational, religious and entertainment videos. She has appeared as narrator with a number orchestras, including, The Northern Symphony Orchestra, The East of England Orchestra and The Welsh Chamber Orchestra in performances of well loved, classical and contemporary pieces including, 'Carnival of the Animals', 'Peter and the Wolf', 'Barbar the Elephant', 'The Snowman', 'Paddington Bear' and 'Superted'. She appeared recently with The Ulster Orchestra in a series of six concerts in Northern Ireland. She narrated 'Tubby the Tuba' and performed one of Aaron Copland's 'Old American Songs' as well as introducing several well known classical pieces. The concerts were televised by BBC Ulster. Since 1983 Floella has written over 20 children's books including 'For Goodness Sake' a guide to choosing right from wrong for children and young people, plus a definitive guide to Caribbean Cookery. She has also written many articles for magazines and in- house journals and has had regular columns in 'Parents', 'TV Times' and 'Good Idea'. Her book 'Coming to England' published in hardback in October 1995 by Pavilion and in paperback by Puffin in 1997, recounts how she and her family moved to England from their home in Trinidad. The book has now been published as an educational edition and is on the National Reading List in schools and universities. The BBC Education commissioned her to make it into a television drama in 2002 which won an Royal Television Society (RTS) Award in 2003 and nominated for a RIMA Award in 2005. In 1987 Floella turned some of her boundless energy to setting up her own television production company with her husband Keith Taylor. Since then she has produced hundreds of programmes, primarily for the audience she loves best...children. 'Treehouse', her first production was a thirteen part series for Channel 4. She was then commissioned to produce a series of 131 pre-school programmes for BSB entitled 'Playabout'. The series has sold in Asia and the Middle East. Her Channel 4 production 'Hullaballoo'( 26 part series) has sold worldwide and won a major award in the USA - 'Parents Choice, Best Children's Video'. Her cookery programmes 'Caribbean Light' with Anton Edelman and 'Caribbean Kitchen' have been a great success both at home and abroad. 'Jamboree' her pre-school CITV programme has consistently claimed over 50% of the viewers. She has also produced 'A Taste of Barbados' a for Carlton Food Network which highlights the food and cultural diversity of the island. Her company produced two other cookery series - 'Great British Picnics' and 'Africa on a Plate' . She also produced and presented an eight part series called 'A Taste of Cuba' about the people, history, architecture, culture and food. She produced a four part series for Carlton entitled 'Statues

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Author : Floella Benjamin
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Data Published : 06 October 2011
ISBN : 1847800580
EAN : 9781847800589
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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