Imatge de l'autor

Uma Krishnaswami

Autor/a de Book Uncle and Me

28+ obres 1,150 Membres 65 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

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

Inclou aquests noms: Uma Krishnaswami, Una Krishnaswami

Crèdit de la imatge: reading at the 2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival By Slowking - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32831978

Obres de Uma Krishnaswami

Book Uncle and Me (2012) 200 exemplars
Monsoon (2003) 137 exemplars
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything (2011) 132 exemplars
Bringing Asha Home (2006) 66 exemplars
Out of the Way! Out of the Way! (2012) 64 exemplars
Chachaji's Cup (2003) 46 exemplars
Naming Maya (2004) 39 exemplars
The Closet Ghosts (2006) 37 exemplars
Bright Sky, Starry City (2015) 32 exemplars
Stories of the Flood (1994) 25 exemplars
Remembering Grandpa (2007) 24 exemplars
Yoga Class (2000) 13 exemplars
Hello Flower (2002) 6 exemplars
Learn to Estimate (2006) 4 exemplars
The ants have a picnic (2006) 3 exemplars
The Big Party (2006) 3 exemplars
Hooray! 100 days (2006) 2 exemplars
Look! Look! (2024) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories about Faith and Belief (2002) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars

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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 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 9, 2022 |

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Obres
28
També de
2
Membres
1,150
Popularitat
#22,332
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
65
ISBN
71
Llengües
2

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