Publication Date: March 2012
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In this beautiful picturebook written by Governor General's Award-winning author Rachna Gilmore and illustrated by India's most renowned illustrator, Pulak Biswas, a little girl nearly drowns when a swollen river overflows its banks. Tragically, her beloved mother and father are swept away in the flood. Raised by a cruel and uncaring aunt and uncle, the little girl finds solace in her mother's magic flute. The Flute is an enchanting tale of the power of hope and the resilience of the human spirit.
About the AuthorRachna Gilmore is the author of the 1999 Governor General s Awardwinning A Screaming Kind of Day, the acclaimed Gita picture books, and various novels for children. The Sower of Tales was the winner of the 2006 IODE Violet Downey Book Award, as well as a nominee for both the Manitoba Young Readers Choice Award and the Red Maple Award. Born in India, Gilmore moved to London, England, at the age of 14, and now lives in Ottawa. She also writes adult fiction under the pseudonym Rachna Mara. Visit her online at www.rachnagilmore.ca.
Pulak Biswas is one of India's most celebrated illustrators. A recipient of a UNESCO Fellowship for advanced studies in Illustration, he has illustrated many books, including Tiger On a Tree, which won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Biennale of Illustrations, Bratislava. He lives in New Delhi.