Masala Chai, Fast and Slow

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Masala Chai, Fast and Slow
Written by Rajani LaRocca
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536219401
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Masala Chai, Fast and Slow

author: Rajani LaRocca
illustrator: Neha Rawat

Aarav loves his grandfather very much, but they’re as different as water and molasses. Where Aarav runs and races, Thatha likes to saunter and stroll. Every day at five o’clock, Thatha makes masala chai for the family, and no matter how much Aarav urges him to hurry, Thatha insists on taking his time. “Masala chai cannot be rushed,” says Thatha. “It must be made carefully.” One day, when Thatha sprains his ankle and must rest on the couch, Aarav eagerly decides he’d like to make the chai himself—after all, what would make his grandfather feel better than a cup of warm, spiced sweetness? But no matter how hard Aarav tries, his rushing causes him to miss some crucial step. Will Aarav be able to slow down and get the recipe right? With charming illustrations by Neha Rawat that are as enticing as the aroma of spiced tea, author Rajani LaRocca invites readers in for a visit with Aarav and his family—and shares her favorite masala chai recipe at the end.

Newbery Honoree Rajani LaRocca, author of I’ll Go and Come Back, turns her focus to a careful, deliberate grandfather and his impatient grandson in a cozy family story featuring a recipe for spiced chai.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536219401 /  9781536219401
on sale date:
09/2023
type/format:
Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 13/16" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
Asian American & Pacific Islander; Family; Cooking & Food;
author’s comments:
Rajani LaRocca was born in Bangalore, India, and immigrated to the US when she was a baby. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Harvard with both a BA and an MD, and has worked as a primary care physician since 2001. She is the author of several books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor Book Red, White, and Whole and the picture book I’ll Go and Come Back, illustrated by Sara Palacios. Rajani LaRocca lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her family.
illustrator’s comments:
Neha Rawat is an engineer and the illustrator of several books for young readers. She lives in India.
 
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