Chachaji's Cup by Uma Krishnaswami

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Neel loves listening to Chachaji's many stories over steaming cups of tea. Chachaji's tales of great Hindu gods and demons and of his adventures in the Indian Army leave Neel openmouthed. But it is the tale of his great-uncle's favorite teacup that teaches Neel the most, for Chachaji's cup holds far more than sweet, spicy masala chai. When the precious cup and Chachaji's health both prove to be more fragile than they look, Neel knows what he must do.Uma Krishnaswami weaves a gentle tale of family love and the power of memory, which Soumya Sitaraman brings to vivid life in her richly hued paintings. Chachaji's Cup will captivate and comfort readers of all ages, long after the last sip.
 

About Uma Krishnaswami

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Uma Krishnaswami is an award-winning author of several books for children, as well as a book for teachers. Her short stories and poems have been featured in anthologies and in magazines for children. She lives in New Mexico. Soumya Sitaraman began creating art early in life. She lived and worked in California. She exhibits widely and today lives in Bangalore, India.
 
Published March 1, 2003 by CBP. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A china teacup serves as both a memento of troubled times and a bridge across generations in this unusual family portrait.

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Asking about the rose-covered teacup his grandfather Chachaji prefers to all others, Neel learns that it is the only object Chachaji's own mother brought with her when India was partitioned in 1947, and she and Chachaji had to walk miles to reach safety across the new border.

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