Jhupli’s Honey Box (English)

Author : Achintyarup Ray
Illustrator : Shivam Choudhary

Where is Baba? Why is he not back yet? Jhupli is restless as evening sets in. Her father has gone into the dense jungle to gather honey and she is afraid. Because there are tigers in the forest. Because people sometimes go inside and never come out. Must Baba go in danger every day? Jhupli has an idea – honey boxes!
Mood-filled pictures and text weave Jhupli’s constant anxiety into the sweep of the magnificent Sundarban, a place as menacing as it is beautiful, in a story that points to the plight of its honey gatherers.

Originally in Bengali

2023: Outstanding International Book – United States Board for Books for Young People

2023: Winner, Children's Literature – VoW Book Awards 

2023: Binod Kanoria Children's Book Award – Illustrations (longlisted) 

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Age 5+
Specifications 24 pages; 8.5” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Achintyarup Ray
Rights sold English (Worldwide except India)
ISBN 978-93-90834-51-8
First Published 2022
Tags Sundarban, honey gatherers, tigers, environment, village life

A sweet blend of adventure and heartwarming ingenuity!

More than just a story, this book takes you on a delightful journey into the magic of bees, the challenges of honey gathering, and the brilliance of a young mind bringing change to her village. It beautifully explores family love, resilience, and the vibrant culture of the Sundarbans. — Little Owl's Bookshelf

Jhupli's Honey Bee Box by Achintyarup Ray, illustrated by Shivam

This gives a look into a culture that's very different from my small midwestern town, and could also spark a conversation on problem-solving and different cultures and traditions in other places. A strong title to diversify collections. - Jean Little Library Jean Little Library

An original, memorable, and fun selection for family and for you

The impressively kid friendly artwork brings to life the magnificent Sundarbans region which is a place as menacing as it is beautiful. Showcasing the love between a resourceful young girl and her dad, Jhupli's Honey Bee Box is an original, memorable, and fun selection...” —Midwest Book Review Midwest Book Review

A strong title to diversify collections

his gives a look into a culture that's very different from my small midwestern town, and could also spark a conversation on problem-solving and different cultures and traditions in other places. A strong title to diversify collections. - Jean Little Library Jean Little Library

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Jhupli’s Honey Box (English)

Jhupli’s Honey Box (English)

Where is Baba? Why is he not back yet? Jhupli is restless as evening sets in. Her father has gone into the dense jungle to gather honey and she is afraid. Because there are tigers in the forest. Because people sometimes go inside and never come out. Must Baba go in danger every day? Jhupli has an idea – honey boxes!
Mood-filled pictures and text weave Jhupli’s constant anxiety into the sweep of the magnificent Sundarban, a place as menacing as it is beautiful, in a story that points to the plight of its honey gatherers.

Originally in Bengali

2023: Outstanding International Book – United States Board for Books for Young People

2023: Winner, Children's Literature – VoW Book Awards 

2023: Binod Kanoria Children's Book Award – Illustrations (longlisted) 

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