The Katha Chest

Katha

Asiya loves visiting Nanu’s house. It is filled with all sorts of treasures, the best being the katha chest. This is an old trunk full of quilts made from the old saris of her grandma, aunts, and mother. Each quilt has a story to tell. The illustrations are inspired by the Bengali folk art called Pattachitra – cloth paintings with simple colors, bold lines, and intricate details. Author’s and illustrator’s notes are provided. mjw

Title: The Katha Chest
Author: Radhiah Chowdhury
Illustrator
: Lavanya Naidu
Publisher
: Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster
Copyright
: 2021
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1665903905
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 4-8
Genre
: Picture book
Book setting
: Bangladesh
Author’s ethnicity
: Bengali
Author’s residence
: Australia
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Indian
Illustrator’s residence
: Australia
Subjects
: Aunts, Grandmothers, Memories Mothers, Quilts, Saris

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