By Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrated by Soumya Sitaraman
Neel loves listening to Chachaji's many stories over steaming cups of tea. Chachaji's tales of great Hindu gods and demons and of his adventures in the Indian Army leave Neel openmouthed. But it is the tale of his great-uncle's favorite teacup that teaches Neel the most, for Chachaji's cup holds far more than sweet, spicy masala chai. When the precious cup and Chachaji's health both prove to be more fragile than they look, Neel knows what he must do.
Uma Krishnaswami weaves a gentle tale of family love and the power of memory, which Soumya Sitaraman brings to vivid life in her richly hued paintings. Chachaji's Cup will captivate and comfort readers of all ages, long after the last sip.
About the Creators
is the author of more than twenty books for young readers. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College of Fine Arts. Born in New Delhi, India, Krishnaswami now lives and writes in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Visit her online at umakrishnaswami.org.
was born in Chennai, India and developed her unique style of painting in California. Her vibrant paintings reflect elements of Shivite artistry and nature. She currently lives in Bangalore, India.
About This Title
Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 4
Reading Level:Grades 3 - 4
Sharing & Giving, Responsibility, Immigration, Home, History, Grandparents, Friendship, Forgiveness, Food, Families, Conflict resolution, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Asian/Asian American Interest, Empathy/Compassion, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Mentors, Pride, Realistic Fiction, India
Part of These Collections
India Culture and History Collection, Fluent English, Fluent Dual Language , English Guided Reading Level N, Asian Pacific American Heritage Collection , Father's Day Collection, Grandparents Collection, Asian/Asian American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Perspective-Taking Collection, Social and Emotional Learning Collection