Bahamian author Carol A. Lightbourn has penned two new children’s books with uplifting messages and happy endings for children in “Peppy Potcake” and “Misty the Surrey Horse”.
“Peppy Potcake” is an eight-chapter children’s novel which tells the tale of a potcake puppy who escapes from the bush. His travels take him on many adventures on the island of New Providence, including visits to Junkanoo and Ardastra Gardens. It also has a happy ending when Peppy is adopted from the Bahamas Humane Society.
“Misty the Surrey Horse” is the short story of a surrey horse who works in Nassau taking tourists on tours of the town. Although she is mistreated, and has a nasty accident, the story has a happy ending as Misty survives her accident and becomes famous. “Misty the Surrey Horse” was illustrated by the late artist Brent Malone.
The stories in the two new books were written in the ‘80s by Lightbourn when her son Jonathan Brown was a young boy. She released them now in book form to celebrate the birth of her granddaughter, Summer Moon Brown, who was born this year.
Both books were published locally by Media Enterprises, and are available in local bookstores.
Lightbourn’s first children’s book, “Lincoln the Lazy Lizard”, was published in 2000.