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Author : Nina Sabnani
Illustrator : Nina Sabnani
The story is set against the background of the 1947 Partition. But friendship between children knows no barbed wire fencing: all children play games, enjoy ice-cream and feel the loss of friends. This book is about every child's right to friendship and a home. Based on memories of her father, animator Nina Sabnani first made this as a film for the Big Small People Project, Israel, which won a certificate of merit from the Tokyo Broadcasting System, Japan. She created the illustrations from appliqué work, an art commonly done by women of both Sindh in Pakistan and Gujarat in India.
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|Specifications||32 pages; 7.5”x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover|
|Rights sold||English (Pakistan), French (worldwide)|
|Tags||partition story, friendship, borders, home, appliqué work, craft, history, award-winner|
Sensitive handling of a dark period
The illustrations are exceptionally good and reminds one of the popular appliqué era. The rich texture of fabric is highly appealing. The embroidery is suggestive of the underlying threads of love and friendship that bind us all. Young India Books