Sabri's Colours (English)

Author : Rinchin
Illustrator : Shailja Jain

Sabri draws wherever she can. On the floor of the hut with rough chalk, or with her one and only pencil on paper from old notebooks. She draws her world – the sun coming up from behind the hills, the chicken, the goats... Then one day in school she sees long colour pencils, and paint that comes out of bottles. After that it isn't enough for her to draw – she longs to fill the pictures with colour. While the poignancy of Sabri's yearning tugs at the heart, her spirit and determination to get what is out of her reach is powerfully inspiring.

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Age 6+
Specifications 28 pages; 10.5” x 8.25”; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-81-8146-654-9
First Published 2009
Tags childhood, colours, drawing, colouring, school, desire to colour, lack of means, inclusive book

Beautiful illustrations

Set in a tribal village of the Nimar region in Madhya Pradesh, this story brings out the inherent culture and traditions of the village in which she lives and the illustrations almost transport you there. Some of the local vocabulary used in the story is cleverly explained in the illustrations. The beautiful illustrations completely capture the different moods of the story and keep the interest of the reader alive. Young India Books

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Sabri's Colours (English)

Sabri's Colours (English)

Sabri draws wherever she can. On the floor of the hut with rough chalk, or with her one and only pencil on paper from old notebooks. She draws her world – the sun coming up from behind the hills, the chicken, the goats... Then one day in school she sees long colour pencils, and paint that comes out of bottles. After that it isn't enough for her to draw – she longs to fill the pictures with colour. While the poignancy of Sabri's yearning tugs at the heart, her spirit and determination to get what is out of her reach is powerfully inspiring.

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