Chandra and Deena's family has a smoky oil lamp at home, which makes their baby brother cough. Then one day at the market, the sisters spot a man selling lamps that are powered by the sun instead of kerosene — and would be healthier for their brother! But how will they afford to buy one of the "magic" lamps? This lyrical celebration of hard work, determination and sisterhood is brought to life with luminous acrylic illustrations of the mountains and markets of Nepal. Includes 7 pages of facts about Nepal and instructions for making a solar-powered oven.
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Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.75 inches
Page Count:40 pages
Age Range:Ages 5-10 years
Awards & Accolades
"Making its point engagingly, this story will help young readers see how small environmental changes can make a difference" — Kirkus Reviews
"This tale of sibling compassion and ingenuity provides enough story for enjoyment alone but would also work well as an introduction to another culture and religion" — School Library Journal
About the Contributors
Written by - Theresa Heine
Theresa Heine has worked as a teacher in different countries around the world for many years but has been writing full-time since 2004. She is known for her children’s stories and the poetry she writes for all ages. Theresa lives with her husband in a village in Northern Germany.
Illustrated by - Judith Gueyfier
Judith Gueyfier grew up in Brittany, France, and now lives in Paris. She works full-time as an artist and has illustrated over twenty books. She loves to travel and sketch the people and places she sees. Her studio is decorated with these sketches, photographs, textiles and other inspiration for every project she works on.