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Bijoy And The Big River (English)

Author : Meera Sriram & Praba Ram
Illustrator : Koel Basu

Bijoy is from a small village in Assam close to the Brahmaputra. His mother is a silk weaver. One day, Bijoy goes on his first visit to the golden silk village, Sualkuchi.

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Age 10+
Book Details 24 pages; 7"€ x 8"€; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-93-5046-326-0

Bijoy's father raises eri silkworms in their backyard and his mother spins yarn, and Bijoy is off with his father to the famed golden silk village of Sualkuchi – across the big Brahmaputra! As we follow Bijoy on his first, exciting ferry ride, we see how the daily lives of people in Assam are intertwined closely with the grand old river, the Burha Luit. Facts, illustrations and photographs intersperse the quiet narrative.

Captivating images

The book shows the readers a very interesting yet largely unknown part of India- the Northeast, specifically the state of Assam. This picture book does everything right to capture a child’s attentions. Starting with captivating images to interesting tidbits about a new culture and land, Bijoy’s book is an exciting read. Although the authors recommend the book for school age children, parents can easily paraphrase for younger children. Kids Play Box

Beautifully illustrated

The story is both fun for children to follow along since it has elements kids will love—worms, dolphins, boats, a rhino—but it is also educational. As the story unfolds, notes in the margins tell us fun facts about the river and region, which are very helpful to understanding the past and present of the village and culture. Beautifully illustrated with actual photographs, the pictures allow us to better understand the setting, including boats on a calm river, women spinning silk and close-up shots of the silkworm and cocoon... InCulture Parent

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Bijoy And The Big River (English)

Bijoy And The Big River (English)

Bijoy is from a small village in Assam close to the Brahmaputra. His mother is a silk weaver. One day, Bijoy goes on his first visit to the golden silk village, Sualkuchi.

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