Under the Great Plum Tree has clear Persian and Mughal influences!
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Happy #asianamericanpacificislanderheritagemonth! I recently got an assignment to write an early reader of #Hindu #FolkTales, and the experience was…murdery. So many of our ancient tales are brutal. That's why I so appreciate #UnderTheGreatPlumTree, a gorgeously illustrated, humanely reimagined version of The Monkey and the Crocodile. I also love that it's written and illustrated by Muslim authors, and that the art has clear Persian and Mughal influences. The kid loves it too, and we MAY have read it seven times yesterday. Highly recommend this one. (Image description: the book Under The Great Plum Tree on a green silk dupatta.) . . . #AsianAmericanHeritageMonth #monkey #crocodile #panchatantra #SouthAsianFiction #WeNeedDiverseBooks #OwnVoices #SufiyaAhmed #RezaDalvand #PictureBook #homeschooling #PreschoolLife
- The Sunday Times says Under the Great Plum Tree is One to Watch!
- BookTrust love Under the Great Plum Tree!
- Starred review from Kirkus Books!
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