The sari Mother wears every day is sometimes a train, sometimes a river, or a swing, or a hiding place... Children have a way of seeing things differently! The pictures too break away from conventional depictions of both sari and children, combining photographs and acrylic in dramatic, original ways. The spare text weaves and winds between this visual interplay of children, colours and textures, to create the mood-filled world of My Mother's Sari.
The US edition of the book was selected by United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Children's Book Council as one of the Outstanding International Books for 2007.
Sandhya Rao is an Editor with Tulika Publishers and one of the finest children's writers in India today. She has written over 20 books, including My Friend, the Sea which won a special award at the Berlin Children and Youth Literature Festival 2005. She is also a translator, with the passionate belief that translating stories from different cultures and sensibilities will help bring people together.
Nina Sabnani is an independent illustrator and filmmaker, currently associated with the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. She taught for many years at the National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad. She has written and illustrated several books for children, of which Mukand and Riaz and My Mother's Sari have won international acclaim. She has also created a unique stand-up book called Home, inspired by the traditional 'kaavad' used by storytellers in Rajasthan.
Item Code: NAH434 Author: Sandhya Rao
Illustrated by Nina Sabnani Cover: Paperback Edition: 2012 Publisher: Tulika Publishers ISBN: 9788181464644 Language: English Size: 10.0 inch x 8.0 inch Pages: 24 In Colour Other Details: Weight of the Book: 110 gms
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