Search Results: "Vrinda Sheth"


BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF THE ELEMENTS by Vrinda Sheth
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A satisfying installment of a YA adaptation of an ancient Indian epic."
Sheth (Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, 2016, etc.) focuses on the exploits of Rama in this second volume of the Sita's Fire Trilogy.Read full book review >

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Shadows of the Sun Dynasty by Vrinda Sheth
Released: March 15, 2016

"An impressive recounting of an ancient South Asian legend."
Sheth (Prince Rama Son of the Solar Dynasty, 2012) retells the Ramayana for a contemporary audience in this YA novel.Read full book review >

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KEEPING CORNER by Kashmira Sheth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"We leave Leela and her country poised to cross the threshold of autonomy at that enchanting moment when anything seems possible. (Fiction. 12+)"
In Gujarat, India, during World War I, Mohandas Gandhi has opened an ashram attracting followers to his movement for Indian self-determination. Read full book review >

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BOYS WITHOUT NAMES by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"An enlightening multicultural tale suggested for strong elementary readers and middle schoolers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The author returned to her native India to research this fictionalized exposé of child labor. Read full book review >

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BLUE JASMINE by Kashmira Sheth
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A realistic emigration story told with empathy and sincerity. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-14)"
The comfortable and confident life 12-year-old Seema Trivedi enjoys in her upper-class neighborhood in India is altered by the family's move to an American middle-class suburban community. Read full book review >

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THE NO-DOGS-ALLOWED RULE by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Just right for aspiring pet owners. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Ishan Mehra wages a successful campaign to repeal his mother's no-dogs-allowed rule by gently introducing her to a neighbor's dog. Read full book review >

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MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Includes a personal note from the author detailing her own memories and associations with saris as well as photographs and instructions on how to wrap one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rupa's grandmother wears beautiful saris every day, and Rupa wants to know if she ever gets tired of them. Read full book review >

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TIGER IN MY SOUP by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"In the current run of titles about older siblings feeding younger ones, this one stands out for its inventive imagery and use of common kitchen implements. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy is left in the care of his older sister in an interesting house. Read full book review >

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SONA AND THE WEDDING GAME by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Everyone will want to attend this wedding. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Who would have thought that the bride's younger sister must steal the groom's shoes at an Indian wedding ceremony? Not Sona. Read full book review >