Author(s): Kavitha Mandana
Lakshmi and Sundari are an unusual pair of twins with an unusual connection . . . But not everyone knows how special they are until they're both called upon to save the day. Kavitha Mandana tells this story with brilliance and warmth, while Nayantara Surendranath lends vibrancy to it with her magnificent artwork.
"This Indian import touts both cultural heritage and women's rights.An attractive and important read, particularly in light of current events in India." -"Kirkus" "From the striking cover illustration to the final image, the artwork is outstanding. Swirling scarves, elephant trunks, and intricate designs beg for careful examination. As a result, children will want to know more about Rajas and Maharanis, howdahs and mahouts, and the Bharatnatyam dance" - " School Library Journal "
Kavitha Mandana: Kavitha grew up in the Nilgiri hills of South India. She worked briefly in advertising and has been writing and illustrating for children's books over the last 15 years, most regularly with the Deccan Herald kids' supplement. She has been published by Puffin India, Red Turtle, and Karadi Tales.Nayantara Surendranath: Nayantara Surendranath is a visual artist, illustrator, and animator. She graduated from Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology with a diploma in Animation and Visual Effects. She primarily works with dry pastels, charcoals, inks, and watercolour pencils. She also teaches art to children.