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Red (English)

Author : Sagar Kolwankar
Illustrator : Sagar Kolwankar

A strong, poignant story about how armed conflict ravages a child’s everyday, how the devastation is not just of homes and lives but also of spirit.

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Age 6+
Specifications 28 pages, 9" x 9", full colour, soft cover
ISBN 978-93-5046-993-4

“I came across a photo of a boy who had survived a bombing. Covered in blood and dust he stared directly into the camera with empty eyes. I could feel the pain but would never understand what he had been through. Red is my attempt at imagining the feelings of children in war-torn parts of the world,” says Sagar Kolwankar.

A strong, poignant story about how armed conflict ravages a child’s everyday, how the devastation is not just of homes and lives but also of spirit. Sagar uses the power of colour to evoke two very different emotions in the course of the narrative. Equally effective is the startling use of ripped paper, seeming to suggest the torn innocence of childhood.

quite a feat

"RED is an attractive picture book about the terrible times we live in. That’s quite a feat: to produce pictures about the horror of war and a child’s perception of devastating violence, without the pictures themselves being frightening or ugly. I would expect children to relate well to RED, whether they've experienced conflict or not." -- Manjula Padmanabhan, Award winning writer for adults and children

an astonishing achievement

"How do you tell a child about war? Red does just that through imagery that works as powerfully in this picture book as it would in a poem. And yet the book is both direct and unassuming – an astonishing achievement." -- Suniti Namjoshi, Fabulist, Poet and Children's Writer

a memorable and heart wrenching book.

"It is truly a memorable and heart wrenching book. That it can have this impact on a reader in just the few pages it has - is something unimaginable.There is so much unsaid and yet no need for anything to be said." -- Usha Mukunda, Librarian and Library Educator

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Red (English)

Red (English)

A strong, poignant story about how armed conflict ravages a child’s everyday, how the devastation is not just of homes and lives but also of spirit.

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