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Out Of The Way! Out Of The Way! (English)

Author : Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrator : Uma Krishnaswamy

A sapling becomes a shady tree as a dusty path is beaten into a busy street. This lyrically told story and pictures that blend folk styles, show how development and conservation can coexist.

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Age 6+
Specifications 24 pages; 11.5” x 8.25”; full colour; soft cover
Awards 2013: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People, USA
Rights sold English (USA and Canada), Simplified Chinese (Chinese Mainland excluding Hong Kong, Macao autonomous region and Taiwan province)
ISBN 978-81-8146-792-8

A dusty path runs through a village where people and animals keep walking up and down, up and down. Others, on faster feet and wheels, shout 'Out of the way, out of the way'. In a simple lyrical way, the author subverts commonly held views on environment and development by showing simultaneously the growth of a wide-spreading tree and a busy winding road, with each making room for the other. Pictures looking almost like embroidery charmingly blend styles to give this allegorical tale a timeless feel.

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A boy in India sees a baby tree growing by the side of a dusty path, and, because he protects it, it flourishes throughout his lifetime despite the changes to the landscape around him. Krishnaswami’s spare text tracks the tree’s growth over time, with the titular refrain “Out of the way! Out of the way!” giving voice to those who hurry past it. Kirkusreviews.com

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Out Of The Way! Out Of The Way! (English)

Out Of The Way! Out Of The Way! (English)

A sapling becomes a shady tree as a dusty path is beaten into a busy street. This lyrically told story and pictures that blend folk styles, show how development and conservation can coexist.

Cup and star.jpg

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