New mystery-adventure stories in Creole bring Guyana to life for our children


What if you could have something special to remind you of “back home”? How do you best teach your children about growing up?

The answer is The Adventures of Granny JJ: The Daily Detective of Guyana, a book written by Guyanese to show the best of Guyanese character and life.

In ‘The Granny JJ Adventures’, a fast-paced old lady called Granny JJ investigates vexatious mysteries unfolding in towns and villages near Georgetown. This bold, funny and intelligent old lady can’t be fooled – but will she solve it?

The mystery of the missing milk powder?
The stolen syrup affair?
The girl who cried snake?

…and much more!

These delicious books (books one and two) are written in everyday Guyanese Creole but are loved by people from all over the islands: Jamacia, Trinidad and others. Full of humor, Guyanese proverbs, beautiful sketches of Guyanese life and – if you’re smart to pick them up – commentary on things going on in Guyana right now.

These books are appreciated by Guyanese around the world. President David Granger has read the book, the Guyanese High Commissioner has given a positive review, and it is used during Black History Month and at festivals in Guyana – see Glenda reading part of The Case of the Multi -Color Drugga Ants at Guyana Folk Festival 2019:

Here is what a reader from Guyana said:

“I took great pleasure in reading these stores which for me are full of childhood memories of life in Guyana. The end of each story left me eagerly anticipating the next. The stories contain a lot of daily tips for children (and adults) and will have a good impact on them if made available by the school system in Guyana. Keep up the good work.

Go to Amazon and buy today! These books are being considered by the Guyanese government for entry into the school system as a Creole resource.

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