Looking for Lord Ganesh by Mahtab Narsimhan
  

Looking for Lord Ganesh

Written by Mahtab Narsimhan
Illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

Synopsis

Looking for Lord Ganesh by Mahtab Narsimhan

Anika has recently emigrated from India and is having a difficult time adjusting to life in a new country, not to mention life in a new school. Remembering the advice her grandmother gave her, she prays to Lord Ganesh, the Hindu elephant god. But Lord Ganesh is slow to respond and Anika takes to the internet to attract his attention. When her problems begin to resolve themselves, she can breathe a sigh of relief. But has Lord Ganesh truly been helping her, or has she been relying on her own inner wisdom all along? This is a sweet and witty story about staying true to one's beliefs and finding strength in unlikely places.

Reviews

'Indian mythology gets a contemporary twist in this poignant story about friendship, fitting in, and a young girl's struggle to stand up for what's right.' - Deborah Kerbel, award-winning author of Under the Moon; '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... A really brilliant and original moral tale bringing Lord Ganesh bang up to date for a modern audience. Very cool book this!' - Phil and Charlotte, ReadItDaddy; 'A lovely tale of friendship and resolution. Beautifully illustrated, this is a great addition to the Lantana catalogue.' - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch; 'This charming story explores how it feels to be new and want to fit in. But it also considers loyalty and sticking to one's beliefs... A lovely story about finding inner strength, Looking for Lord Ganesh also offers the perfect starting point to find out more about Lord Ganesh and other Hindu deities.' - North Somerset Teachers'

; 'Vibrant colours and swirling images mingle traditional and contemporary. Anika's central dilemma...is resolved in a scene of tolerance and inclusion...with a final twist.' - Uma Krishnaswami, award-winning author of Book Uncle and Me.

About the Author

Mahtab, in Persian, means moonlight. She was born in Bombay and immigrated to Canada in 1997. Her debut novel in the Tara Trilogy, The Third Eye (Dundurn, 2007), won the Silver Birch Fiction Award in 2009. The Tiffin (DCB, 2011), a middle-grade novel based loosely on the dabbawallas, has received critical acclaim, was shortlisted for many awards, and named one of the five best books for Young People in 2011 by the Quill & Quire. It has been published in the UK, China and Taiwan. Her most recent novel, Mission Mumbai, will be published by Scholastic US and Canada in Spring 2016. Mahtab lives in Toronto with her husband, son, and golden retriever. She continues to write, inspired by life, love and the desire to make sense of the world through stories. For more information, please visit her website at www.mahtabnarsimhan.com.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mahtab Narsimhan
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Publisher

Lantana Publishing

Publication date

11th April 2016

ISBN

9780993225369


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