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About the Author
UMA KRISHNASWAMI was born in India and now lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Her other publications include Two at the Top, illustrated by Christopher Corr; Book Uncle and Me, illustrated by Julianna Swaney, winner of the ILA Social Justice Literature Award; and The Girl of the Wish Garden, illustrated by Nasrin Khosravi. She has been nominated twice for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Uma is faculty emerita in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
CHRISTOPHER CORR is an artist and illustrator living in London, England. He has illustrated books for both adults and children, including Two at the Top by Uma Krishnaswami and The Goggle-Eyed Goats by Stephen Davies. He is fascinated by folk stories from around the globe and has worked on books about India, Mexico, Madagascar, Mali, Burkina Faso, China and New York. He has produced work for the BBC, Folio Society, Habitat, IKEA, Qantas, Royal Mail and Unicef, and also holds gallery exhibitions.
[A] lyrical, clear, and narratively sophisticated picture book. STARRED REVIEW-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A great choice for biography sections needing fresh perspectives on historical figures. STARRED REVIEW
The book may inspire young readers to aim for their own incredible dreams.-- "Winnipeg Free Press"
An inspiring book for young adventurers.-- "Calgary Herald"
Colourful and engaging.-- "Cloud Lake Literary"