An accident-prone farmer whose misfortunes include being buried under a landslide, a three card gambler wearing dark glasses who comes to the district, and a stranger who returns
on a secret mission…these are some of the characters who Ossie meets while growing up in a rural Jamaican district. He engages with them with the guidance of his parents and
teachers, and in the company of Phonso, his antagonist, and Paulette his guardian angel.
These imaginative stories are a continuation of those in Earl McKenzie’s much loved A Boy Named Ossie. Written with similar clarity, humour and charm, they include themes such
as competition, gambling, courage, environmentalism, magic, education, art, and the making of moral choices. They will raise questions about the challenges of Jamaican childhood then and now.