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Author : Rinchin
Illustrator : Shailja Jain
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|Specifications||28 pages; 10.5” x 8.25”; full colour; soft cover|
|Tags||childhood, colours, drawing, colouring, school, desire to colour, lack of means, inclusive book|
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
Makes one think about what makes translation so vital
Evoking the sharpness and pungency of tamarind to describe the lingering intensity of experiencing colour — this has never failed to captivate me. [The] illustrations ... always bring a smile to my face. — Pattani Pod