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Postcards From Ura (English)

Author : Savita Rao
Photographer : Savita Rao

Through letters exchanged between ten-year-old Dorji, who lives in Ura, and Toto, a boy in Bengaluru, Savita Rao records her impressions of life in a village in central Bhutan.

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Age 10+
Specifications 32 pages; 7” x 8”; full colour; soft cover
Book Details 32 pages; 7"€ x 8"€; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-81-8146-998-4

After Suresh and the Sea, Hina in the Old City, and Aiyappan and the Magic Horse, comes Postcards from Ura in the series – 'Where I Live'. In this book, the exploration of the relationship between people and their environment moves out of India and into neighbouring Bhutan. Through letters exchanged between ten-year-old Dorji, who lives in Ura, and Toto, a boy in Bengaluru, India, Savita Rao records her impressions of small and significant aspects of life in Ura, a village nestling in a valley in central Bhutan. Photographs of Ura and other parts of Bhutan bring to life a small, mountainous region sandwiched between India and China. Little items of information are unobtrusively interspersed throughout the visually rich narrative, waiting to be discovered by the reader. Attractively designed and thoughtfully arranged, all the pieces in Postcards from Ura meld seamlessly to inform and evoke.

Fun to read

I liked the book because there were a lot of interesting pictures with writing under them. Pictures are pictures, but the writing tells you more details. Ishan Chatterjee

Unique appeal

Postcards has a really unique appeal for younger readers and even younger listeners. In the author, Savita Rao’s words, “Bhutan is a very happy place” and that is reflected in her observations made through the eyes of a young child in age appropriate language and beautiful photographs. Teachers are sure to jump at the opportunity of using this book to encourage their students to write about the places where they live for readers in far away lands. Saffron Tree

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Postcards From Ura (English)

Postcards From Ura (English)

Through letters exchanged between ten-year-old Dorji, who lives in Ura, and Toto, a boy in Bengaluru, Savita Rao records her impressions of life in a village in central Bhutan.

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