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Monsoon

Monsoon

Uma Krishnaswami; Pictures by Jamel Akib

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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"An expressive story about seasons, extremes, and waiting." - Kirkus Reviews

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.

Parents' Choice Honor Books, Marion Vannett Ridgway Award

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Uma Krishnaswami; Pictures by Jamel Akib

Uma Krishnaswami was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Aztec, New Mexico, with her husband and son. She teaches writing workshops for children and is the author of several books for children.

Jamel Akib was born in England, grew up in Malaysia, and now lives in Leigh-on-Sea, England. He studied at the Maidstone College of Art and has received several awards for his illustrations. Monsoon is his first picture book.

Jamel Akib

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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