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The Piano- Story of a Friendship

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“A graphic novel is an unusual form in children’s literature and this one uses the form well to tell a poignant story about creativity and the connection between an artist and her tools. The layering of history, with the piano being passed down to owners in different countries, is a skillful narrative device. It conveys […]

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Queen of Earth

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“This is a brilliant historical fiction grounded in thorough research. The narrative is engaging and layered. While the focus remains on a queen ruling at a time when women were not documented in historical records, the story makes room for emotional relationships as well as complex details of lifestyle from that period.”

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Who’s There?

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“A folktale from Jharkhand. A Bhoot and a Bhootni take temporary shelter in a farmer’s attic where the Bhootni gives birth to a dozen little ones. Later they find a permanent shelter in a tamarind tree at the end of the farmer’s field. The quirkiness of the idea and the setting of the story are […]

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