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Sona Sharma, Looking After Planet Earth

By Chitra Soundar
Illustrated by Jen Khatun

Sona Sharma combats climate change.

When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school and is very worried that no one is doing enough to combat it, she takes up the challenge herself. But Appa isn't amused when Sona throws out her baby sister's nappies and Thatha isn't happy when she tells him to get rid of his colour-coded plastic files. When Sona learns that many of the kolams – the traditional art that people draw in front of their homes to celebrate the winter months and the festival season – are not organic, she sets out to make some big changes by getting everyone involved.

  • Addresses the important issue of climate change.
  • Set in India, this is a perfect introduction to Indian life and customs.
  • The second title in a series about Sona Sharma and her joint family.

About the author

Chitra Soundar grew up in Chennai, India. An award-winning author of more than 40 books for children,she loves writing picture books, fiction, non-fiction and verse. Chitra travels the world visiting schools and appearing at festivals to bring Indian stories to children everywhere. www.chitrasoundar.com

About the illustrator

Jen Khatun's work is inspired by the natural world, the books on her shelves and the hidden magical moments found in everyday life. She says, "Being of Bangladeshi heritage meant that Chitra's story reminded me of the close bonds, traditions and memories of my family life. As a grown up, I cherish every profound life-teaching my family gifted me; they have made me who I am today."

ISBN: 9781406398120
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 3, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 19/09/21 at 23:56:04
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