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Author : Adithi Rao
Illustrator : Ghazal Qadri
An Uncle From Far Away shows little Amiya’s class a storybook with beautiful pictures. Now they must build a library, he says. But how? “In Gurez, there are no storybooks. Only lots and lots of snow!” Well, Amiya knows that her Deidi has many stories in her old-old eyes. And over steaming cups of pink noon chai, Deidi begins, Amiya writes, her sister draws, and a book is born! Set in the isolation of a village at the edge of the Line of Control in Kashmir, with the hint of conflict, this is a heartwarming story about books, and what they mean to those who don’t have them.
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|Specifications||24 pages; 8.5" x 9.5";full colour; soft cover|
|Tags||story set in Kashmir, grandmother story, books, reading, library, bulding a library, Partition, tea, Noon Chai, family|
A beautifully woven tale about stories, with quirky, happy illustrations. This book warmed the cockles of my heart… The telling of these tales are a blessing to both the teller and listener, building connections across the generations… Even if the tale is about hard times, the story unconsciously passes on the idea that life is made up of good and tough times and when the times are rough, the tough are resilient and work through it. - JoAnne Saldanha, Library Consultant and Trainer