Chitra Soundar and the wonders of India

By Lauren Billings

The author’s imaginative tales take us from London to India in the blink of an eye.

Chitra Soundar led us on an exciting journey of sound and colour through India. Her beautiful folktales Farmer Falgu Goes to the MarketPattan’s Pumpkin, and You’re Safe With Me are packed with vivid, evocative descriptions and dialogue that really sticks with you.

You’re Safe With Me shows us the beauty that comes with things that may scare us, and why we should try and look on the bright side when faced with adversity. It is currently shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Poonam Mistry’s gorgeous Indian fabric art illustrations.  A visual and literary treat.

Chitra Soundar at Barnes Methodist Church Hall. Photo Credit: Liesel Bockl 2019.
Photo credit: Liesel Bockl 2019.

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