Flute, The

Flute, The

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Pulak Biswas
Tag: All books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: arch 2012
Illustrator: Pulak Biswas
ISBN: 9781896580579
About the Book

Set in India, a young girl nearly drowns when a river overflows its banks and floods ensue. Raised by her cruel aunt and uncle, she finds solace in her mother’s magic flute.

Praise for The Flute:

“The dramatic illustrations create a strong, rural south Indian setting, with their quick black lines, almost-solid black bodies and bold use of red and blue, with just a hint of yellow for the moon.” — Kirkus Reviews


Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books of 2012

Resource Links – Best of 2011

Finalist for the Shining Willow Award 2012

About the Illustrator:

Pulak Biswas is one of India’s leading illustrators. The recipient of a UNESCO fellowship, he has illustrated many books. He lives in New Delhi.


About the Author
Rachna Gilmore

is a Governor General's award-winning Canadian author. Her publications include picture books, early readers, middle-grade and young adult fiction, as well as adult fiction. Her books have received multiple honours and awards and have been translated into several languages. Rachna was born in India, but moved to London, England, with her family when she was fourteen. She currently lives in Ottawa.