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Uma Krishnaswami

Autor(a) de Book Uncle and Me

28+ Works 1,144 Membros 65 Reviews

About the Author

Uma Krishnaswami was born in New Delhi, India, and now lives in Aztec, New Mexico, with her husband and son. She teaches writing workshops for children and is the author of several books for children
Image credit: reading at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival By Slowking - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32831978

Obras de Uma Krishnaswami

Book Uncle and Me (2012) 197 cópias
Monsoon (2003) 137 cópias
Bringing Asha Home (2006) 65 cópias
Chachaji's Cup (2003) 46 cópias
Naming Maya (2004) 39 cópias
The Closet Ghosts (2006) 37 cópias
Bright Sky, Starry City (2015) 32 cópias
Stories of the Flood (1994) 25 cópias
Remembering Grandpa (2007) 24 cópias
Yoga Class (2000) 13 cópias
Hello Flower (2002) 6 cópias
Learn to Estimate (2006) 4 cópias
The ants have a picnic (2006) 3 cópias
The Big Party (2006) 3 cópias
Hooray! 100 days (2006) 2 cópias
¡ Hurra son 100 dias ! 1 exemplar(es)
Look! Look! (2024) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories about Faith and Belief (2002) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias

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Sexo
female

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Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
While I love that this story captures day-to-day life of school kids in India, I find it a bit hard to follow. Both the main character and the plot zig-zig-zag all over the place before finally settling in. It adds to the the atmosphere, but not to the understanding.

A second reading, a second feeling about it. I really appreciate the direct action Yasmin takes to improve her community. I like the subject of elections and amplifying your voice to have your issues heard. Good read!
 
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jennybeast | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 14, 2022 |
Sort of ridiculous and over the top, in a Bollywood-style-plot sort of way, but delightful for all that. Set partly in Maryland, but mostly in India, it's the story of Dini's plan to find her favorite movie star, Dolly Singh. Dini also wants to make Dolly happy again, which leads to complications. Lighthearted, funny, full of coincidences.
 
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jennybeast | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 14, 2022 |
Recommended Ages: Gr. 2-4

Plot Summary: Yasmin has a goal to read one book every day, so it's a good thing she has Book Uncle on the corner. He has a little lending library and he likes to give "the right book on the right day." So when he hands Yasmin a book and she can't figure out why it's the right book, she's frustrated. Then, Book Uncle is told he's not allowed to be on the street with a permit anymore, even though he's not selling anything. Can Yasmin find a way to get him back?

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Yasmin
Book Uncle

Recurring Themes: election, reading

Controversial Issues: none

Personal Thoughts: I thought this book was a little boring. It seems like it was written for teachers to use in class rather than for a kid to pick up on their own.

Genre: realistic fiction

Pacing: slow-medium, very little action, lots of pondering with some character development
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pigeonlover | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 9, 2022 |

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Obras
28
Also by
2
Membros
1,144
Popularidade
#22,445
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
65
ISBNs
71
Idiomas
2

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