The Flute by Rachna Gilmore
  

The Flute

Written by Rachna Gilmore

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Full of hope springing from adversity, this is a touching story elegantly told, whose mood is captured in beautifully evocative illustrations. Chandra grows up hearing the tunes celebrating the wonders of nature that her mother plays on the magical flute. But, when the floods come, Chandra’s parents are swept away. All Chandra has left is the magical flute which comforts her in times of trial and feeds her in times of famine. Finally, the flute leads Chandra to a better life where she is loved again.

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Synopsis

The Flute by Rachna Gilmore

Her parents swept away by a catastrophic flood, Chandra finds solace in her mother's magic flute. Set in India, The Flute is an enchanting tale of the power of hope and the resilience of the human spirit.

Reviews

'Pulak Biswas, one of India’s most distinguished illustrators, displays his gifts in the striking woodblock prints coloured in red, blue, black and the occasional burst of sunny yellow, that both complement and enhance Rachna Gilmore’s beautifully cadenced prose in The Flute.' The Globe and Mail

'Gilmore knows how to tell a compelling tale and make a picture book story sing...Stylized and simple almost to the point of starkness, the images by celebrated New Delhi illustrator Pulak Biswas effectively convey the elemental nature of the story.' - Quill & Quire

"Rachna Gilmore's enchanting story of hope and Pulak Biswas' simple east Asian rural scenes flow with depth and grace . . . This inspiring book is sure to be a permanent fixture in an library and one to be handed down from generation to generation." - Resource Links

About the Author

Rachna Gilmore

Rachna Gilmore is a Governor General's award-winning Canadian author of numerous children's picture books and novels. Her books have received multiple honours and awards and have been translated into several languages. She currently lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Rachna Gilmore
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Author's Website

www.rachnagilmore.ca/

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Publisher

Tradewind Books

Publication date

28th August 2011

ISBN

9781896580579

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