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Grandfather Gandhi (Hardcover)

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Written by Arun Gandhi and Austin author Bethany Hegedus, this remarkable picture book presents a uniquely personal look at a revered icon. As Gandhi the grandfather teaches his grandson to channel the darkness of his anger into the light of peace,
readers are given an intimate glimpse of the great man within a
universal story celebrating the personal challenges that make us human
and the special ways each generation shares strength and wisdom with the
next. Stunning mixed-media illustrations by Evan Turk make this
inspirational book into a real collector's piece.

— Meghan G


Mahatma Gandhi's grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

How could he--a Gandhi--be so easy to anger?

One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi's village.

Silence fills the air--but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud?

In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442423657
ISBN-10: 144242365X
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Pages: 48
Language: English