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Author : Mini Shrinivasan
Illustrator : Shubham Lakhera
An everyday school story about friends and playing, bullying and sharing, takes a gentle turn. For it is told by Manna, and she has Down’s Syndrome. Award-winning writer Mini Shrinivasan bases her narrative on true events, and speaks in Manna’s voice to take us into her mind. That’s how we move closer to understanding her guileless, trusting responses that are so different from the usual. The uncluttered yet emotive pictures movingly echo Manna’s told-as-it-is account of what she can and cannot understand.
Winner, FICCI Publishing Award - Children's Book of the Year (Hindi)
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|Specifications||24 pages; 8.5” x 7.5”; full colour; soft cover|
Shines a gentle light
This picture book shines a gentle light on the nature of some special children even as it helps readers understand them.Parag Honour List 2020
A strong and joyful character
Very beautifully and subtly, she has posed the important and sensitive question of the self-identity of mentally challenged children. The Book Review Journal