Monday, April 11, 2016
Looking for Lord Ganesh by Mahtab Narsimhan and Sonja Wimmer (Lantana Publishing)
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:00 AM Labels: Lantana Publishing, Looking for Lord Ganesh, Mahtab Narsimhan, Sonja Wimmer
In "Looking for Lord Ganesh" a young girl called Anika is moving to a new country, and a whole new way of life. Her wise grandmother tells her the story of Lord Ganesh, the Hindu Elephant God who will always listen and always offer good advice.
Anika isn't convinced, but when she finds herself torn between fitting in with the in-crowd or staying true to her best friend, Anika needs Lord Ganesh's help more than ever.
In this modern age, Lord Ganesh is a mere email away but while Anika impatiently waits for a reply, and some much needed advice, perhaps she'll find the strength within herself to find out the answers she seeks.
The story is a rather neat and original moral tale about often being quick to seek advice when sometimes the answers are right in front of our faces, and the best course of action has been right there all along.
A brilliant book, beautifully written and illustrated as we've come to expect from Lantana.
Charlotte's best bit: Lord Ganesh's final email was quite amusing!
Daddy's favourite bit: A really brilliant and original moral tale bringing Lord Ganesh bang up to date for a modern audience. Very cool book this!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Lantana Publishing)
"Looking for Lord Ganesh"
Written by Mahtab Narsimhan
Illustrated by Sonja Wimmer
Published by Lantana Publishing
Publication Date: 11th April 2016