Noon Chai and a Story/Noon Chai Kathaigal (Tamil)

Author : Adithi Rao
Illustrator : Ghazal Qadri

An Uncle From Far Away comes to little Amiya’s school in Gurez, Kashmir, and shows her class a storybook with beautiful pictures. Amiya is fascinated! Now, they must build a library, he says. But how? Amiya finds a way, as stories flow over steaming cups of pink noon chai and buttery kulchas!

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Age 5+
Specifications 24 pages; 10.5” x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover
Translator Karkuzhali Sridhar
ISBN 978-81-948381-6-6
First Published 2021

“In Gurez, there are no storybooks. Only lots and lots of snow!”
When The Uncle From Far Away shows her class a storybook with beautiful pictures, little Amiya is wonderstruck. Now they must build a library, he tells them. But how? Well, Amiya knows that Deidi, her grandmother, has many stories in her old-old eyes. And so, over steaming cups of pink noon chai and buttery kulchas, Deidi begins, Amiya writes, her sister draws, and another book is born!

Tucked within is the isolation of a village situated just this side of the Line of Control in Kashmir, and the hint of conflict. But the affectionate and stylised illustrations are flavoured with the gentle spirit of the people. A heartwarming story about books, and what they mean to those who don’t have them.

“It’s magical”

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

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Noon Chai and a Story/Noon Chai Kathaigal (Tamil)

Noon Chai and a Story/Noon Chai Kathaigal (Tamil)

An Uncle From Far Away comes to little Amiya’s school in Gurez, Kashmir, and shows her class a storybook with beautiful pictures. Amiya is fascinated! Now, they must build a library, he says. But how? Amiya finds a way, as stories flow over steaming cups of pink noon chai and buttery kulchas!

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