In the Land of the Shak Shak Tree

In the Land of the Shak Shak Tree

In the Land of the Shak Shak Tree, by Jade Small

Zizwe is visiting his family in Barbados with his mother for the very first time and his exciting journey as he leaves “rainy England for blue skies and sea” and his first impressions of the beautiful land of the shak shak tree are captured in this evocative story poem by Jade Small.

Children of all ages will enjoy reading about Zizwe’s adventures as he eats corn pone and coconut bread at his aunty’s house and catches a bus to St James before visiting a grove of pod-laden shak shak trees.

The book can be ordered from the publisher Macmillan Caribbean details on or online from Amazon. It can also be ordered through Waterstones bookstore ISBN:0333 96660-0.

In the Land of the Shak Shak Tree by Jade Small
Illustrated by Rachel Parker

About the Author
Jade Small lives in London with her two children, Zizwe and Zak, and has been writing stories and poetry since she was a child. She works as a Speech and Language Therapist in a High School in Surrey. In the Land of the Shak Shak Tree is her first published story. Rachel Parker was born in Barbados and has been drawing and painting as long as she can remember. After studying fine art at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada, she returned to Barbados, eventually becoming the creative director of a local advertising agency. She is very happy to be able to return to her first love in the form of illustrating children’s books.