Monday, 11 April 2016

Looking for Lord Ganesh by Mahtab Narsimhan and Sonja Wimmer (Lantana Publishing)

Once again we're completely dazzled by a Lantana book, this time delving into the rich culture of India and the ancient gods which are still a huge part of  Indian life...
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