Results for: uma krishnaswami

Below is a list of 6 the books by this author.

Book cover of BOOK UNCLE & ME
BOOK UNCLE & ME
By: uma krishnaswami | Published: September 2016

Original edition published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. in 2012.

Theme: Diversity, India

  • ISBN
    9781554988082
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    First Novel
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$14.95
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Book cover of BOOK UNCLE & ME
BOOK UNCLE & ME
By: uma krishnaswami | Published: August 2018

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library on the street corner. But when...

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library on the street corner. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. What can she do? The local elections are coming up, but she's just a kid. She can't even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends - her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a blue belt in karate. And she has family and neighbors. What's more, she has an idea that came right out of the last book she borrowed from Book Uncle. So Yasmin and her friends get to work. Ideas grow like cracks in the sidewalk, and soon the whole effort is breezing along nicely. Or is it? Maybe it's spinning right out of control. An energetic, funny and quirky story about community activism, friendship, and the love of books.

  • ISBN
    9781554988099
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    First Novel
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$8.95
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Book cover of BRINGING ASHA HOME
BRINGING ASHA HOME
By: uma krishnaswami | Published: April 2015

It's Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks as if his wish wi...

It's Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters, and Arun wishes he had a sister with whom to celebrate. Soon it looks as if his wish will come true. His parents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha, and she is coming from India, where Arun's dad was born. The family prepares for Asha's arrival, not knowing it will be almost a year until they receive governmental approval to bring Asha home. Arun is impatient and struggles to accept the long delay, but as time passes his love of paper airplanes and his supportive family help Arun conquer his frustration and find his own way to build a bond with his sister, who is still halfway around the world. With warmth and honesty, this tender story taps into the feelings of longing, love, and joy that adoption brings to many families. Readers will find reassurance knowing there is more than one way to become part of a loving family.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781620142257
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$14.95
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Book cover of GIRL OF THE WISH GARDEN
GIRL OF THE WISH GARDEN
By: uma krishnaswami | Published: March 2013

This beautifully written story, loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "Thumbelina," was created in response to th...

This beautifully written story, loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "Thumbelina," was created in response to the gorgeous award-winning art of Nasrin Khosravi. Author Uma Krishnaswami's sensitive and poetic tale opens when Lina, a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb, is found in a flower by her mother. Because she is so tiny, adventure and mishap easily befall her - a giant frog leaves her stranded on a lily pad, she is freed by curious fish, then pestered by crazy bugs. Lina lives by herself in the depths of a forest until the cold of winter approaches and she begins to feel lonely. She encounters a mouse, who is happy to have someone to dust and sweep for him, but one day in the back room of his house Lina comes across the body of a swallow. The mouse is convinced the bird is dead but Lina, thinking she sees a wing tremble, brings it food and water. Amazingly, the swallow revives and the two of them fly together to the garden of wishes. Iranian-born illustrator Nasrin Khosravi won the Grand Prize at the Noma Concours in Japan (2000) and was selected as best illustrator at the Tehran International Biennial of Illustration (1999) when these paintings were first published in a Farsi version of Andersen's tale. They now grace this new Thumbelina story, giving young readers in North America an opportunity to delight in her work. Uma Krishnaswami's text perfectly captures the spirit of the luminous illustrations, creating a book that is beautiful, magical and mysterious.

  • ISBN
    9781554983247
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$17.95
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Book cover of GRAND PLAN TO FIX EVERYTHING
GRAND PLAN TO FIX EVERYTHING
By: uma krishnaswami | Published: February 2013

Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best frie...

Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh.

  • ISBN
    9781416995906
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of TWO AT THE TOP
TWO AT THE TOP
By: uma krishnaswami | Published: October 2021

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest. This remarkable true adventure story,...

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest. This remarkable true adventure story, told in a dual narrative, includes illustrated backmatter rich in geography, history and science.

Theme: Diversity, TEAMWORK

  • ISBN
    9781773062662
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book - Advanced
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$19.99
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