|This introduction to the traditions, daily life, and culture of India takes readers on a bus journey through the Rajasthan countryside. The narrator describes how, when he lost his wallet, a young boy returned it and refused to accept a reward for his honesty. Terms like chapatis, saris, torans, and more are smoothly integrated into the text. A map sets the scene for the journey. Back matter includes a glossary, pronunciations, Indian facts, character building questions, and a craft activity to make a paper toran. The book is available in a Spanish edition, Es Mio? mjw|
|Title: Finders Keepers? A True Story In India
Author: Robert Arnett
Illustrator: Smita Turakhia
Publisher: Atman Press
Original Language: English
Hardcover pages: 34
Age range: 8-12
Genre: Picture Book
Book setting: India
Author’s ethnicity: U.S.
Author’s residence: Columbus, Georgia. U.S.
Illustrator’s ethnicity: born in Mumbai, India
Illustrator’s residence: Texas
Subjects: Character building, Culture, Hinduism, Religion, Values