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Uma Krishnaswami

Autor(a) de Book Uncle and Me

29+ Works 1,175 Membros 65 Críticas

About the Author

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

Obras por Uma Krishnaswami

Book Uncle and Me (2012) 212 exemplares, 7 críticas
Monsoon (2003) 137 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Grand Plan to Fix Everything (2011) 134 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Broken Tusk: Stories of the Hindu God Ganesha (1996) 84 exemplares, 6 críticas
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh (2017) 69 exemplares, 4 críticas
Bringing Asha Home (2006) 66 exemplares
Out of the Way! Out of the Way! (2012) 64 exemplares, 13 críticas
Chachaji's Cup (2003) 46 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Girl of the Wish Garden: A Thumbelina Story (2013) 44 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic (2013) 41 exemplares, 1 crítica
Naming Maya (2004) 39 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Closet Ghosts (2006) 37 exemplares, 3 críticas
Bright Sky, Starry City (2015) 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
Holi (Rookie Read-About Holidays) (2003) 30 exemplares, 1 crítica
Stories of the Flood (1994) 25 exemplares, 1 crítica
Remembering Grandpa (2007) 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
Yoga Class (2000) 14 exemplares
Hello Flower (2002) 8 exemplares
Two at the Top: A Shared Dream of Everest (2021) 5 exemplares, 1 crítica
Learn to Estimate (2006) 4 exemplares
The ants have a picnic (2006) 3 exemplares
The Big Party (2006) 3 exemplares
Look! Look! (2024) 2 exemplares
Hooray! 100 days (2006) 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Soul Searching: Thirteen Stories about Faith and Belief (2002) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares, 2 críticas


Conhecimento Comum




Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
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!
jennybeast | 6 outras críticas | 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.
jennybeast | 2 outras críticas | 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?


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

… (mais)
pigeonlover | 6 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2022 |



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