Monsoon Afternoon (Paperback)

Monsoon Afternoon Cover Image
By Kashmira Sheth, Yoshiko Jaeggi (Illustrator)
$7.95
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Description


A beautiful #OwnVoices tale of an Indian boy and his grandfather enjoying a rainy day together. From award-winning Indian-American writer Kashmira Sheth.

"Children of all backgrounds will easily recognize both the boy's delight in the dramatic rainstorm and the warm intergenerational relationship." ―Booklist

It is monsoon season in India. Outside, dark clouds roll in and the rain starts to fall. As animals scatter to find cover, a young boy and his dadaji (grandfather) head out into the rainy weather.

The two sail paper boats. They watch the peacocks dance in the rain, just as the colorful birds did when Dadaji was a boy. They pick mangoes and Dadaji lifts up his grandson so he can swing on the roots of the banyan tree, just as Dadaji did when he was young. Finally, when the two return home, hot tea and a loving family are waiting.

Author Kashmira Sheth's affectionate, sensitive story provides a look into Indian life and the shared moments and memories that bind generations together. Illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi's colorful and fanciful watercolor artwork recreates the lush Indian landscape during monsoon season and captures the bond of love that unites a grandfather and his grandson.

Awards:

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (Honorable Mention, Picture Book) ―Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)
CCBC Choices (Picture Books for School-Age Children) ―Cooperative Children's Book Center, 2009
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ―National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council
Outstanding Books ―Wisconsin Library Association
Read On Wisconsin (Preschool) ―Read On Wisconsin April 2010

Also by Kashmira Sheth:
Feast of Peas
My Dadima Wears a Sari
Sona and the Wedding Game
Tiger in My Soup



Product Details
ISBN: 9781682630617
ISBN-10: 1682630617
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: August 1st, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English
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