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Monsoon

Uma Krishnaswami; Pictures by Jamel Akib

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Get out your umbrellas!

Children play, birds call, and grownups go about their business during the hot days of summer in northern India. But in the bustle of street and marketplace, everyone is watching, waiting for those magical clouds to bring their gift of rain to the land. Through the observations of one young girl, the scents and sounds, the dazzling colors, and the breathless anticipation of
a parched cityscape are vividly evoked during the final days before the welcome arrival of the monsoon.

Rhythmic prose and vivid chalk pastels flood the senses and take the reader on a tour of diverse urban India.

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Praise for Monsoon

"Richly colored illustrations and lyrical text...An expressive story about seasons, extremes, and waiting." -Kirkus Reviews

"A welcome glimpse into another culture and climate." --Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Uma Krishnaswami; Pictures by Jamel Akib

  • Uma Krishnaswami is the author of several books for children. She was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Aztec, New Mexico.

    Jamel Akib grew up in Malaysia and now lives in Leigh-on-Sea, England. This is his first picture book.
  • Uma Krishnaswami
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Monsoon

Uma Krishnaswami; Pictures by Jamel Akib

Parents' Choice Honor Books, Marion Vannett Ridgway Award
  • Hardcover

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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