In Andal’s House


Product Information:
Hardcover picture-book: 40 pages
Age Range: 7-10 years
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2013
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 23.7 x .9 x 28.7 cm (9.3 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches)
Product Weight: 0.461 kg (1.02 lb)
ISBN: 9781585366033




In Andal’s House, written by Gloria Whelan, is the moving story of a young boy called Andal living in Gujarat, India, and the way his childhood friendships are impacted by the Hindu caste system in present day India. Andal is from a ‘Dalit’ or ‘Untouchable’ family and although caste discrimination is now outlawed in India, old prejudices linger on.

The drama centres around the annual Diwali celebrations, which are marked by fabulous firework displays. The sky around Andal blazes with dazzling lights, but he is forbidden to join in the fun and festivities because of his status and is left with painful questions about his place in Indian society.

Gloria Whelan is an American poet, short story writer, and novelist known primarily for children’s and young adult fiction and winner of The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature in 2000.

Amanda Hall’s vibrantly colourful gouache illustrations depict glowing scenes of Indian life.

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Weight 0.461 kg
Dimensions 23.7 × 0.9 × 28.7 cm
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