THE BOY WITH 2 GRANDFATHERS

THE BOY WITH 2 GRANDFATHERS

ABOUT THE BOOK


Not everyone has two grandfathers quite like Amol’s – distinctly different, interested in everything and afraid of nothing. And when the going gets tough, Amol couldn’t ask for a tougher twosome. A bittersweet novel of loss for pre-teens, with effortless humour, restraint and compelling storytelling from a Bal Sahitya Puraskar winning writer.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW

  • An important book on loss and grief for pre-teen readers.
  • The subtle and evocative writing lends depth to a story that can help start conversations on many themes normally considered unsuitable for children – grief, illness, and the loss of a loved one.
  • The author steers clear of the sentimentality and melodrama usually associated with books that deal with death.
  • The story breaks gender stereotypes by its portrayal of men as nurturers.
  • Winner of The Hindu Young World- Goodbooks Award 2018 for Best Book: Fiction.

CONCLUSION

The Boy with Two Grandfathers deserves a place on every child’s bookshelf.

BOOK DETAILS

Author: Mini Shrinivasan
Illustrator: Anupama Iyer
Language: English
Page Extent: 88 pages
Price: Rs 195.00
ISBN: 935-046-873-5
Publisher: Tulika, 2017
Subject Category: Fiction/Award-Winner/Death
Age-group: 10+

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