Book Title: GRANDMA AND THE GREAT GOURD
Illustrator: Susy Pilgrim Waters
Format: Picture Book
Publisher: Roaring Brook
Once upon a time, in a little village in India, there lived an old woman. Everyone in the village called her Grandma. One day, Grandma received a letter from her daughter, who lived on the other side of the jungle. "Please come and visit me," said the letter. "I haven't seen you in so long. I miss you."
And so, Grandma begins a perilous journey to the far side of the jungle. Can she use her keen wit to escape the jungle animals and make it safely home?
Chitra Divakaruni's sharp, rhythmic retelling of this Bengali folktale is complimented perfectly by Susy Pilgrim Waters's brightly colored, captivating illustrations.
Illustrator of the retelling of the traditional Bengali folk tale written by bestselling Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2013
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