Ever yearned for afternoons filled with books, Kashmiri style rosy noon chai and buttery kulchas? This new picture book from Tulika is truly magical and tells the story about people who long for books, even though they don't have them. Set in Kashmir, the book is about little Amiya, who is enchanted by a visit from the 'Uncle From Far Away.' He comes to her class to show her a storybook and tells them that they now should build a library. Amiya is bewitched. She yearns for more books and stories. How can she bring more books to her school? She then goes to her grandmother for the stories and to her sister for the pictures. She writes about her grandmother, the people she lost and the optimism and gentle spirit that her people share.