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A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India

A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India

By Meera Sriram and Illustrated by Mariona Cabassa


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In this book inspired by the author’s hometown of Chennai, India, a girl explores the vibrant rainbow of delights in a southern Indian street market as she searches for a gift for her amma (mother). Endnotes explain all the items on sale and introduce readers to markets around the world.

About the contributor(s)

Meera Sriram grew up in India and moved to the U.S in 1999. An engineer in the past, she now enjoys writing, leading early literacy programs and advocating for diverse bookshelves. Meera is the author of The Yellow Suitcase and has also co-authored several books in India. She believes in the transformative power of stories and likes to write about people, places and experiences less visible in children's literature.

Mariona Cabassa is a native of Catalonia, Spain, who has illustrated over 80 children’s books. She studied at art school in Barcelona, followed by further research in Strasbourg, France. Her many subsequent years of working as an illustrator, painter, installation maker and tattoo artist reflect her fascination with form and her desire to explore different palettes. Mariona’s technique combines water-based paints, pencils and a digital touch to create rich and detailed illustrations, bursting with color and movement.

Book details

ISBN: 9781646860616
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Date published:
Page count: 32
Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Places / Asia, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents, and Juvenile Fiction / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
Ages: 4 to 9

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