Author: Shalini Srinivasan
9780143334071 | PB | pp. 208 | 2016 | Puffin Books
A Seventy-nine year old gardener comes across a rather unusual object in her garden. Gangamma’s gharial-shaped earring, she discovers, can take her anywhere in the world. And so begins her adventure.
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At the ripe old age of seventy-nine and a quarter, Gangamma the gardener comes across a rather unusual object—a gharial-shaped earring that can take her anywhere in the world. On her very first trip, she tries to kidnap an apple tree, only to discover that it has a guardian—a sullen twelve-year-old girl, and an unlikely friendship springs between the two.
But that’s only the beginning of this story. . . or well, the middle, depending on how you look at it.
This book is no teleporter, but it will transport you (whether you’re twelve or seventy-nine) to a fabulous (as in, fable-like) land of strange creatures and odd heroes, and where things are never what they seem.
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