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Author : Sandhya Rao
Illustrator : Nina Sabnani
A child's imagination transforms a sari into a train, a river, a swing... and many things magical. The unconventional pictures combine photographs and acrylics in dramatic, original ways.
2007: Outstanding International Book, United States Board for Books for Young People, USA
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|Specifications||20 pages; 10.5” x 8”; full colour; soft cover|
|Awards||2007: Outstanding International Book, United States Board for Books for Young people, USA|
|Rights sold||English (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand), English with Arabic, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Portuguese, French, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi, Gujarati, Nepali, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Romanian and Spanish (worldwide)|
|Tags||childhood, sari/saree, textiles, imagination, colour, texture, OIB-USBBY|
The sari Mother wears everyday is sometimes a train, sometimes a river, or a swing, or a hiding place . . . Children have a way of seeing things differently! The pictures too break away from conventional depictions of both sari and children, combining photographs and acrylic in dramatic, original ways. The spare text weaves and winds between this visual interplay of children, colours and textures, to create the mood-filled world of My Mother's Sari. The US edition of the book has been selected for Outstanding International Books for 2007, a cooperative project of the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Children's Book Council, USA.