The House That Sonabai Built (English)

Author : Vishakha Chanchani
Photographer : Stephen Huyler

From oppressive loneliness, Sonabai Rajawar 'makes' her way into a world of beauty and joy! An introduction to the life and unique creative vision of a quietly strong, self-taught artist, through rich photos and a sensitive telling.

2016: Best Book (Non-fiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award

2016: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People, USA

2015: Excellence in Book Production (Children's Category), Federation of Indian Publishers

2015: Excellence in Children's Book Production, Darsana National Awards

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Age 8+
Specifications 32 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-93-5046-627-8
First Published 2014
Tags art, women, gender, design, architecture, colour, story of hope, story of courage, biography, award-winner

"a special place in my heart"

"I have a special place in my heart for books that make reading aloud a privilege and pleasure for grown-ups, this book is that book." Resham (@themigratorymum)

Evocative, deeply moving

This deeply moving book is about Sonabai’s life as much as it is about dreaming big. It invites urban Indian children to look at rural life with curiosity and to respect its depth. Read with attention to detail, it is about the magic latent in everyday life. It calls out equally to children who are hooked to screen devices as much as to those who are led to craft bazaars and art galleries. Its potential audience includes schoolchildren, parents, art teachers and librarians. Sonabai’s journey is evoked simply yet vividly by both Vishakha’s text and Huyler’s brilliant photographs. Huyler’s images are like rich, dazzling lodes of Indian folk life. Goodbooks.in

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The House That Sonabai Built (English)

The House That Sonabai Built (English)

From oppressive loneliness, Sonabai Rajawar 'makes' her way into a world of beauty and joy! An introduction to the life and unique creative vision of a quietly strong, self-taught artist, through rich photos and a sensitive telling.

2016: Best Book (Non-fiction), The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award

2016: Outstanding International Book, United States Board on Books for Young People, USA

2015: Excellence in Book Production (Children's Category), Federation of Indian Publishers

2015: Excellence in Children's Book Production, Darsana National Awards

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