Sona and the Wedding Game

by Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi
Experience the magic of an Indian wedding in this #OwnVoices story of a girl playing a fun, traditional game on her sister’s wedding day. From author Kashmira Sheth.
Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 9781561457359
  • Publication date: 04/01/2015
  • Page Count: 32
  • Size: 10-5/8" x 9-7/8"
  • Age Range: 4-8
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Description

Experience the magic of an Indian wedding in this #OwnVoices story of a girl playing a fun, traditional game on her sister’s wedding day. From author Kashmira Sheth.

★ “Everyone will want to attend this wedding.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Sona’s big sister is getting married and she’s been given an important job to do. She has to steal the groom’s shoes.

She’s never attended a wedding before, so she’s unfamiliar with this Indian tradition―as well as many of the other magical experiences that will occur before and during the special event. But with the assistance of her annoying cousin Vishal, Sona finds a way to steal the shoes and get a very special reward.

With amusing text and gorgeous, vibrant watercolors, author Kashmira Sheth and illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi present a heartwarming story ripe with themes of family, ritual, and tradition.

Author/Illustrator

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Kashmira Sheth

Author

Kashmira Sheth was born in India and came to the US when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She is the author of several picture books and middle grade and young adult novels. She lives in Virginia.

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Yoshiko Jaeggi

Illustrator

Yoshiko Jaeggi was trained in her native Japan at the Osaka Municipal Institute of Fine Art and has illustrated several children’s books. She lives in Maryland.

Reviews

“Everyone will want to attend this wedding.” ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Another strong collaboration from the pair who created My Dadima Wears a Sari (2007) and Monsoon Afternoon (2008, both Peachtree.)” ―School Library Journal

“A lovely mirror for young readers of Indian heritage…” ―Booklist

“The gauze profusion of silky saris, the girls-only mehndi party, bejeweled guests, and a white horse decked out in embroidery and tassels make the Western tradition of flower girl lookjust perhaps―a teeny bit disappointing?” ―Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Awards

CCBC Choices (Picture Books for School-Age Children) ―Cooperative Children’s Book Center, 2016

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2016

Best Books of 2015: Best of Children’s List ―Kirkus Reviews, 2015

South Asia Book Award (Highly Commended) ―South Asia National Outreach Consortium, 2016

Storytelling World Resource Awards (Honor, Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners) ―Storytelling World, 2016

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2016

More Details

AR Level: 3.0
F&P: GRL N, Gr 3, Genre RF
Lexile: AD520L
Themes: Family, Indian/Hindu Culture, Wedding Traditions
BISAC 1: JUV017090 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious
BISAC 2: JUV013030 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women