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Fans of all ages were impatiently waiting for it and now the 3rd part of young Caribbean Sina’s adventures has been released. “Sina sur son nuage #2 – Mabouya et Zandoli” (Sina on her Cloud #2- Mabouya and Zandoli), offers 7 new stories to awaken your senses.

A LITERARY COLLECTION ~ In bookstores and on download platform, the 3rd part of little Sina’s adventures has been released. In “Sina sur son nuage #2- Mabouya et Zandoli” (Sina on her Cloud #2- Mabouya and Zandoli), readers of all ages “are invited to open their eyes and set their imaginations free “, says Barbara Jean-Elie, designer and author of the collection. Through the 3 books that come with CDs, the series “wants to open up to imagination anchored in nature and the diverse Caribbean”, explains Barbara Jean-Elie. The first volume, “Sina sur son nuage # 1 Zéclair et Titiri” (Sina on her Cloud # 1 Zeclair and Titiri), presents the universe of the little adventurer born in Martinique. “One morning, Sina the little girl said to her mother: “Mum, I would like to fly next to the clouds (…) to see the World, travel, discover other children, make new friends”. She leads young readers, wide-eyed, through 7 stories and 7 songs, to discover her island’s nature and culture and its archipelago. Martinique is treated in stories and songs in thrilling episodes: a cyclone, an earthquake, an eruption, the ocean, but also Carnival and Christmas celebrations, illustrated by Jack Exily. With the CD, we laugh, we tremble and we dance to the voice of storyteller Jean- Michel Martial and songs by Lynnsha, N’Jie or Laura Beaudi.

Couverture de “Sina sur son nuage # 1 Zéclair et Titiri”; Illustrations: Jack Exily

A MUSICAL JOURNEY ~ The second book, “Sina et le secret de la Caraïbe” (Sina and the Secret of the Caribbean), received the FETKANN Maryse Condé Literary Prize in 2018. This time, Sina travels the Caribbean with friends that are both endearing for children and very funny for parents: Momo the monster of the Mountain, Papou the frog, Filou the dog, Cristofine the whale … Sina hops from one island to another, in the footsteps of Pirate Oscar de la Malavida. “History, nature, environment, friendship, dangers … you will find all the ingredients for an adventure $ story for children,” comments Barbara Jean-Elie. In the audio version, Guadeloupe author, lyricist, slammer and novelist Ti Malo lends his voice to the story. Artists Kali, Dominique Coco and Patrick Jean-Elie offer a unique musical journey to the rhythm of calypso, salsa, reggae, konpa and ka. The book has been translated into Creole, Spanish and English, which also makes it an educational tool

Couverture de « Sina sur son nuage # 1 Zéclair et Titiri »

DISCOVER THE ENVIRONMENT ~ In the 3rd book entitled ” Sina sur son nuage #2 – Mabouya et Zandoli” (Sina on her Cloud # 2 – Mabouya and Zandoli), readers are invited to complete poems and stories set in exceptional nature and illustrated with gentle watercolors by Aurane Jean-Élie. The stories are told by actor Christian Julien. They come along with musical scores, the fruits of Barbara Jean-Elie and Alain Suréna’s collaboration. The latter plays the piano with Georges Granville. This new volume invites children to discover the Caribbean, particularly its flora and fauna; it introduces them to nature in a captivating, shimmering visual and sound environment.

Author: Agnès Monlouis-Félicité


Barbara Jean-Élie is a journalist. She was editor-in-chief of two television channels, one regional and one international. Keen on culture, she writes songs and documentaries. She released her first novel in 2010, then in 2013 she published “Sina sur son nuage” (Sina on her Cloud), the first volume in a series where she wrote all stories and songs. Inspired by her daughter Sina, Barbara Jean-Élie is developing a literary collection through her company Diasporamix. She also brought her heroine to the stage in a 45-minute musical performance, “Sina et le secret de la Caraïbe” (Sina and the Secret of the Caribbean).

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