Monsoon Afternoon

Monsoon Afternoon

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It is monsoon season in India. Outside, dark clouds roll in and the rain starts to fall. As animals scatter to find cover, a young boy and his dadaji (grandfather) head out into the rainy weather.
The two sail paper boats. They watch the peacocks dance in the rain, just as the colorful birds did when Dadaji was a boy. They pick mangoes and Dadaji lifts up his grandson so he can swing on the roots of the banyan tree, just as Dadaji did when he was young. Finally, when the two return home, hot tea and a loving family are waiting.
Author Kashmira Sheth’s affectionate, sensitive story provides a look into Indian life and the shared moments and memories that bind generations together. Illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi’s colorful and fanciful watercolor illustrations recreate the lush Indian landscape during monsoon season, and capture the bond of love that unites a grandfather and his grandson.

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A young boy and his grandfather find much they can do together on a rainy day during monsoon season in India.

Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, c2008
ISBN: 9781561454556
Branch Call Number: JX FIC SHE
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,26 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jaeggi, Yoshiko - Illustrator


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

It's a rainy summer day in India and a little boy and his grandfather, his Dadaji, make the most of the Monsoon weather. Together, they race paper boats, watch the birds dancing in the rain and play in the banyan tree. Dadaji tells the boy that these are the same things he would do when Monsoon came during his childhood. This story is a beautiful tale of family traditions and connections and the universal recognition of the special relationship between grandchild and grandparent.

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