The novel is original work by Lisa Levi. Published in 2000 with Bogle L’ouverture Press in London. The illustrations were drawn by Mvanwy.
About the journey – Bigga, Percy and Annabelle get caught up in an adventure that takes them on a journey up river to rescue Papa Bwa (the father of the forest), defeat Lagahoo (the shape-shifter), and bring ‘Story End’.
Along the way they encounter Mama Glo (the mother of the river), Ananse (the trickster spider-man), Dwens (the lost souls of dead children) and other Caribbean folk characters. They hear folktales and ‘bush’ songs and learn to appreciate and understand the forest and its spirit dwellers.
There is a CD of the shorter stories told within the novel: How Ananse beat Mongoose and Snake , The Hummingbird story, Selo and the Dwens and The Legend of Papa Bwa. The music was composed and performed by Alex Thomas and Paul ‘Kojak’ Joseph.
The novel is available at Amazon.co.uk for £5.50.