Cousins Janjak and Freda travel with their godmother to visit one of Haiti's most famous national treasures: the Citadel. On their big adventure, they make a new friend who shows them everyone can use a helping hand. As they tour the famous fortress, they learn important lessons about encouragement and sharing.
This story is told in such a way that the characters, scenery, and plot will be meaningful to both English-speaking children and Creole-speaking children. Rather than a literal translation, the Creole text has been rewritten by Wally Turnbull to provide the most authentic experience for Creole speakers.
Readers looking for positive, uplifting stories about Haiti's culture and land will appreciate the Janjak and Freda stories. Haiti's scenery bursts through in vibrant color, and the bilingual text will keep children engaged while learning words in a new language.