Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami

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Get out your umbrellas!

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.

Rhythmic prose and vivid chalk pastels flood the senses and take the reader on a tour of diverse urban India.

About Uma Krishnaswami

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Uma Krishnaswami is the author of several books for children. She was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Aztec, New Mexico.Jamel Akib grew up in Malaysia and now lives in Leigh-on-Sea, England. This is his first picture book.
Published October 6, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Richly colored illustrations and lyrical text portray a girl and her family in India waiting for the monsoon season to begin.

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Readers experience the sights and sounds of another culture as the girl and her brother play hopscotch to the sound of temple bells "clanging, clanging," and a taxi driver honks futilely at the tired old cow who stubbornly blocks his path in the street.

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