Synopses & Reviews
"A girl named Mila walks readers through a day in her life in Jaipur, India, in this seventh book in the I See the Sun series. Mixed-media illustrations incorporate torn paper, photo collage, and delicately drawn images of Mila, her family, friends, and others she meets at school, at a Bollywood movie theater, and around town. The story is translated into Hindi, and a glossary of more than a dozen Hindi words is included. As with earlier books in the series, it's a gentle, intimate glimpse into the parallels and differences in the lives of children around the world. Ages 5 up. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
For many of us, when we hear of India and its culture, we immediately think of yoga and the Indian greeting, Namaste. Wouldn't it be wonderful to learn, in a more meaningful way, what living in India is really like? The seventh book in the I See the Sun series delivers once again. In I See the Sun in India readers are introduced to Mila, a bright, happy young lady who shares a day in her life in Jaipur, India. Mila's life is quite like every other young girl's life in that she eats breakfast with her family, attends school (learning Hindu and English) and enjoys spending time with her friends. Through vibrant illustrations, readers tour the city, passing by the famous Hawa Mahal, or palace of winds as well as getting a glimpse of the bustling bazaar. Mila's family works in the historical gem jewelry business and it is clear that Mila is very serious about her education in hopes of joining the family business someday. Through the vibrant illustrations, the reader can almost taste the orange mango chutney and roti (Indian flat bread) on the table EEEE Like the other books in the I See the Sun series, I See the Sun in India was written in English and also translated into Hindi by the University of Massachusetts Translation Center. I See the Sun in India includes an overview of the country, a glossary of unfamiliar words, and a map that highlights where India is on the globe."