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  • Published: 7 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9781682630617
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

Monsoon Afternoon



An Indian boy and his grandfather enjoy a rainy day during monsoon season.
It is monsoon season in India. Outside, dark clouds roll in and the rain starts to fall. As animals scatter to find cover, a young boy and his dadaji (grandfather) head out into the rainy weather.
The two sail paper boats. They watch the peacocks dance in the rain, just as the colorful birds did when Dadaji was a boy. They pick mangoes and Dadaji lifts up his grandson so he can swing on the roots of the banyan tree, just as Dadaji did when he was young. Finally, when the two return home, hot tea and a loving family are waiting.
Author Kashmira Sheth's affectionate, sensitive story provides a look into Indian life and the shared moments and memories that bind generations together. Illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi's colorful and fanciful watercolor artwork recreates the lush Indian landscape during monsoon season and captures the bond of love that unites a grandfather and his grandson.

  • Published: 7 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9781682630617
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

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Praise for Monsoon Afternoon

"Soft watercolors underscore the warm relationship between generations. . . This beautiful and atmospheric picture book makes a great addition for all multicultural collections." —School Library Journal "Children of all backgrounds will easily recognize both the boy's delight in the dramatic rainstorm and the warm intergenerational relationship." —Booklist

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