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I want to give this book to everyone I know. A beautifully-told story that provokes great questions about transforming anger into mindfulness and compassion.The lightning/lamp metaphor for anger and its channeling is an excellent one that even very young readers will be able to relate to. And the illustrations! So good. Arun's anger is translated perfectly in Evan Turk's collages of paint, fabric, and yarn--cotton, very appropriately. I also love that tea is a medium in his illustrations--he used it to stain the paper used for the some of the illustrations, and it helps make the vibrant colors jump off the page even more while imparting a warmth that reflects the relationship between Arun and his grandfather.
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.
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