Sona Sharma lives in India with her busy family, where she learns about the ups and downs of family, friendship and life.
"Warmly loving and evocative" The Guardian
Sona and her friends are excited to learn their beloved teacher, Miss Rao, is getting married – but then they panic that she might leave their school for ever after her wedding! They try all kinds of tactics, like wishing on a peacock feather and even starting a petition to keep Miss Rao. But Miss Rao's beautiful Indian wedding has a surprise in store for the girls.
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. Chitra is the holder of two prestigious Junior Library Guild gold medals in the US. www.chitrasoundar.com
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 stories remind 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."
With its Tamil Nadu setting, the Sona Sharma series is one of my very favourites for younger readers. […] With its theme of embracing change, this enchanting story exudes warmth and family love throughout.
Red Reading Hub
I strongly recommend this heartwarming story that is packed with information about traditional food, culture and the wedding ceremony […] The plentiful illustrations portray a group of family and friends who clearly enjoy spending time together with lots of examples of affection and generosity of spirit.
The Letterpress Project