Child of Spring

Farhana Zia (Author)
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Description

Engaging writing and a delightful protagonist bring a 1960s Indian village to life.
Basanta longs for the beautiful ring worn by her young mistress, but when it is finally hers, she realizes that it's not the wonderful possession she expected. Increasingly aware of the struggles of her less privileged friends, Lali and Bala, she finds a way to improve their lives and entertain their community-- and the beautiful ring takes on new meaning.
Farhana Zia's engaging novel--filled with a cast of distinct, endearing characters and humorous, thought-provoking events--provides an insightful look at relative privilege and opportunity.

Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2016
Pages
192
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.9 X 8.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781561459049
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About the Author

F. Zia is a writer and an elementary school teacher who grew up in Hyderabad, India. Her stories blend humor and tradition, memories and contemporary moments. Zia, who believes writing--like roti making--requires persistence and practice, wrote this story as a gift to her grandchildren. Zia lives in eastern Massachusetts with her husband. This is her first picture book.

Reviews

"A sweet, authentic Indian slice of middle-grade life."
"A solid, diverse purchase for middle grade collections."