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Magnolias/Himachembagapookkal (Malayalam)

Author : Malati Shah
Illustrator : Amrita Kanther

Gulab the gardener gathers a big bunch of magnolias for his wife. But on the way home he gives one to the girl with ribbons, one to Tsering and her baby, one to the engine driver… The hill town of Shimla comes alive in the pahari miniature style.

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Age 5+
Specifications 24 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Vatsala Menon
ISBN 978-93-5046-082-5

Gulab works happily from dawn to dusk in the garden at the house on top of the hill. One evening he takes back with him a big bunch of magnolias for his wife. But on his way he gives away a flower to each of the friends he meets — Raju Ghodawala, Tsering and her baby who have come from Tibet, Lacchami going back to her cows, ... And for his wife? The places, the people and their stories come together as in a large painting, captured here in the Pahari miniature art style of the region, Himachal.

A luminous, magical read-aloud or read-alone book

Yoking together curiosity and the imagination of a child of 6-plus, Avanti Mehta’s text takes us on a walk through seasons, through cycles of growth, and through ways of re-imagining. En route, we acquire alternate lenses through which to perceive the ordinary. And we hold our breath as the mundane becomes magical with every page we turn. Mulledink.blogspot.in

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Magnolias/Himachembagapookkal (Malayalam)

Magnolias/Himachembagapookkal (Malayalam)

Gulab the gardener gathers a big bunch of magnolias for his wife. But on the way home he gives one to the girl with ribbons, one to Tsering and her baby, one to the engine driver… The hill town of Shimla comes alive in the pahari miniature style.

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