Wow, Mitali, it sounds great. I was disappointed to come to the end of the pages! I also enjoyed the beautiful illustrations. I look forward to reading the whole thing.
Wow. It's beautiful. Yay for Rickshaw Girl and YAY for a middle-grade novel for South Asian kids! I can't wait to read it.
Thanks, guys! You always wait with bated breath to find out what kids think about your stories. Good news: Donna Spurlock of Charlesbridge gave an advance copy of the book to Tim Huggins of Newtonville Books, and he reported yesterday that his daughter loved it. "She's read it a few times and tells me a new story from it each time," he wrote. (I hope PW, SLJ, etc. agree with Miss Huggins' opinion, as they unlatch the gates to get stories into the kids' hands.)
Hi Mitali,I'm down here in almost as dark but not quite as cold Rhode Island (if it snows it will melt by noon).Love your blog and site etc. My YA is nominated for Cybils and Quick Picks. RETURNABLE GIRL about a teen in foster care journey to adoption. Yay! Thought I'd make a connection. I love Heroes. And Fri. Night Lights. My 15 yr old son likes them email@example.com