Some graphic novels are simply gorgeous. Illustrations, colours, panel layouts can be used in brilliant ways to bring a story to life.
is one of these beautiful books.
I liked this book a lot. The story was a little confusing for me at points, but the beautiful illustrations and amazing use of colour just keeps sticking in my mind.
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.
For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.
In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds. (from Goodreads)
Pashmina was written and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani .