Author: Rukhsanna Guidroz
Illustrator: Debasmita Dasgupta
Publisher: Yali Books
In a charming story that any kid who loves a sport will
relate to, soccer-mad Mina tries just about any trick to
stop the monsoon clouds from raining on her game. In
doing so, she shows us glimpses of her life in a village in
eastern India, highlighting the important role played by
monsoon rains in this part of the world. The heart of the
story, however, is the bond forged between a mother and
her daughter on a gray, gloomy day.
Mina loves to play soccer all year round. Nothing comes close to it. But when the monsoon arrives, Mina is stuck indoors and she can’t help feeling restless and bored. Her ammi doesn’t understand. The doodhwalla doesn’t understand. That’s when Mina decides she’ll find ways of chasing away the clouds herself. In doing so, she makes an unexpected discovery. Soccer will never be the same again for Mina!
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