Goodnight Ganesha

by Nadia Salomon (Author) Poonam Mistry (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

A gorgeously illustrated goodnight story that celebrates the nighttime rituals of two young children visiting their grandparents in India. As nighttime falls over the city, two children visiting their grandparents in India find there's so much fun to be had!

Whether it's listening to epic stories or observing rituals in the puja room, there are many moments that make this time together special. In this beautiful, rhyming ode to bedtime, the only thing more universal than getting ready for bed and saying goodnight is the love between children and their grandparents.


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These references, along with gorgeous, classically stylized art, lend an aura of the exotic. Contemporary Hindu families will love the culturally specific details, while cultural outsiders will appreciate the universality of a bedtime routine.

Nadia Salomon
Nadia Salomon (nadiasalomon.com) is a children's author writing on themes of South Asian and Caribbean culture, STEM, nonfiction, and humor. When not participating in her own goodnight rituals, Nadia can most likely be found curled up in her reading nook with a good book or spinning a silly yarn. Nadia is an award-winning journalist who has freelanced with The Boston Globe. She is the winner of the 2020 SCBWI Service Award and the 2019 SCBWI WOOP Honor Award for work of outstanding progress. Nadia lives in California with her family. This is her debut book. You can follow her on Twitter @Nadia_Salomon.

Poonam Mistry (poonam-mistry.com) is a freelance illustrator with a degree in graphic design and illustration whose style incorporates her love of nature and explores the relationships between patterns, shapes, and colors. She is the award-nominated illustrator of You're Safe With Me, You're Snug With Me, You're Strong With Me, and How the Stars Came to Be. You can follow her on Twitter @pmistryartist and on Instagram @poonammistryart.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780593203613
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV010000 - Juvenile Fiction | Bedtime & Dreams
JUV030020 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Asia
Library of Congress categories
Bedtime
Night
Grandparents
Grandparent and child
India
Social life and customs
Gaoneasa (Hindu deity)
Ganesha (Hindu deity)

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