The Flute by Rachna Gilmore

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In this beautiful picturebook written by Governor General's Award-winning author Rachna Gilmore and illustrated by India's most renowned illustrator, Pulak Biswas, a little girl nearly drowns when a swollen river overflows its banks. Tragically, her beloved mother and father are swept away in the flood. Raised by a cruel and uncaring aunt and uncle, the little girl finds solace in her mother's magic flute. The Flute is an enchanting tale of the power of hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

About Rachna Gilmore

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Born in India, Rachna Gilmore has lived in England, Prince Edward Island, and now resides in Ottawa, Ontario. Her most recent books are Fangs and Me, Ellen's Terrible TV Troubles and Mina's Spring of Colors. Brenda Silsbe lives with her family in Terrace, British Columbia. Alice Priestley lives in Toronto with her husband and little daughter, Ilissa.
Published March 1, 2012 by Tradewind Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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With elements reminiscent of many different stories, this original tale features a beloved young girl named Chandra (moon in Hindi) who loses her parents in a terrible flood during monsoon season.

Jan 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Flute

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Calling to mind natural disasters that have befallen Asia in recent years—the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, flooding in Pakistan—Gilmore (The Sower of Tales) tells a story that grows grim before it gets better.

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