Blue Moon Gets Up to ‘Monkey Business’

Blue Moon Gets Up to ‘Monkey Business’

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Topics: Literature

The independent publishing house Blue Moon Publishing is getting up to a little “monkey business” with the upcoming release of their most recent title, “Bolo the Monkey”. Written by Jonathan Burke, “Bolo the Monkey” is an inspiring tale about pursuing your dreams even in the face of great odds which promises to enrich the Caribbean literary scene for children. The book is lyrically written by Burke with wonderfully vibrant illustrations by Nicholas Martin.

The children’s picture book tells the story of a daring little monkey named Bolo who dreams of changing his world. Living in the forest, Bolo decides that he would rather be a farmer than a forager. Faced with great odds he eventually learns that when you believe in yourself you can make your dream come true. Delightfully told, it is a wonderful and engaging story.

The Nigerian born author has made Jamaica his home since the late 1970s, claiming the land of his father as his homeland. Burke is inspired by the stories told to him as a child by his English mother. Bolo the Monkey is his first published book, but he explains that he has many more stories to tell.

Jonathan Burke, author of "Bolo the Monkey"

“I never could have guessed the thrill I would feel to see this little poem transformed into a colorful book,” Burke confessed. He names, CS Lewis, Rudyard Kipling and anyone who wrote an adventure story to be among favourite children’s writers.

Nicholas Martin is a recent graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. A trained illustrator and designer, he expresses a particular passion for print and design.

“It’s important that we tell more of our stories,” says head of Blue Moon, Tanya Batson-Savage. “The Caribbean is filled with great stories and great writers, and at Blue Moon we intend to get as many of them out to our readers as we can.”

Bolo the Monkey will hit stores in May 2013.

Source: Blue Moon Publishing

1 Comment For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Sandra Notice says:

    I am an aspiring writer in the US (of Jamaican ancestry) ans would like to write for our publishing company. How can I get some information about the process? Thank you!

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