Sharanya Manivannan is an award-winning writer based in India. Her fiction, poetry and essays have been widely published internationally, and she was specially commissioned to write and perform a poem at the 2015 Commonwealth Day Observance in London in front of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Ammuchi Puchi is Sharanya's first picture book. Her recent books for adults include The High Priestess Never Marries and The Altar of the Only World. You can find out more about Sharanya on her website: www.sharanyamanivannan.wordpress.com.
Nerina Canzi is an award-winning Argentinian illustrator with a degree from National School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. Nerina has illustrated for publishing houses around the world and lived and worked in Italy, Spain and Argentina. In 2015, she won the prestigious Premio Nacional y Latinoamericano de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil award (The National and Latin American Prize for Children's and Young People's Literature) and was selected for the VI SalÃ³n de IlustraciÃ³n IMAGENPALABRA (The Sixth Illustration Exhibition by IMAGENPALABRA) in Colombia. You can find out more about Nerina on her website: www.nerinacanzi.com.
'When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi.'
Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother's stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning.
Then something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all?
Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous, poetic prose, this is a poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing.
|Sharanya ManivannanNerina Canzi