CWS: Beka Lamb Second Edition
Author: Zee Edgell
Published: December 2007
Format: Paperback 184 pages
Level: Age 11 and older
Joint winner of the 1982 Fawcett Society Book Prize.
Winner of the 1982 Fawcett Society Book Prize.
Set in Belize, Beka Lamb is the record of a few months in the life of Beka and her family.
The story of Beka's victory over her habit of lying, which she conquers after deceiving her father about a disgrace at school. The politics of the small colony, the influence of the matriarchal society and the dominating presence of the Roman Catholic Church are woven into the fabric of the story to provide a compelling portrait of ordinary life in Belize.