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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.
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.