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Siddharth and Rinki
     

Siddharth and Rinki

by Addy Farmer, Karin Littlewood (Illustrator)
 

Siddharth dreams of India where he used to live, and he doesn't like his new home in England. Only his toy elephant Rinki understands, but when Rinki gets lost at school, Siddharth feels lonelier than ever. When his classmates join him in the search for Rinki, they go on a great adventure that bonds them as a group, and suddenly Siddharth doesn’t feel so

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Siddharth dreams of India where he used to live, and he doesn't like his new home in England. Only his toy elephant Rinki understands, but when Rinki gets lost at school, Siddharth feels lonelier than ever. When his classmates join him in the search for Rinki, they go on a great adventure that bonds them as a group, and suddenly Siddharth doesn’t feel so lonely after all!

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"A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions."  —Kirkus Reviews

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When a young boy emigrates from India to Britain, from a sunny, warm place to a grey, wintry place, adjusting can be an enormous problem. Siddharth attends a new British school for the first time, and Rinki is his favorite stuffed elephant, the best reminder of his life far away. Although his teacher and fellow classmates are friendly, Rinki is the only one that he can speak to about his feelings. When the elephant becomes lost, the other kids recognize that this very precious possession must be found, and Siddharth leads them everywhere until they find the lost-property room, all in darkness until the golden elephant shines out from the top shelf. The loose but realistic watercolors show a happy primary classroom. When Siddharth dreams of India near the beginning and then leads an exuberant march with Rinki on a pillow in the last double-page spread, the pages glow with color. The text employs a nice mix of alliteration and repetition: "...and slow, solemn Rinki remembered and understood." A quiet story about immigration that focuses on small but common emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848530089
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Addy Farmer is the author of Grandad's Bench. Karin Littlewood is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including Christophe's Story, The Color of Home, and Home for Christmas

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