“I want to see what’s at the end of the earth!” Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India. Along the way, they share meals, visit markets, and catch up with old friends. For Pati, the trip retraces spaces she knows well. For Mommy, it’s a return to the place she grew up. For Sejal, it’s a discovery of new sights and sounds. The family finds their way to Kanyakumari, where three oceans meet, and delight in making it to the end of the earth together.
This stunning picture book celebrates the beauty of India and the enduring love of family. Inspired by the author's memory of a similar childhood trip, the story not only captures the difference between the generations — Pati wears nine-yard-long silk saris, while Sejal wears T-shirts and jeans — but also the joys they find in sharing this experience together. This is a warm tribute to the power of intergenerational love to sustain itself, even continents away.
"Sejal and Mommy live in the United States and Pati in Bangalore, so while Sejal has a lot in common with her grandmother, they are also very different.... The book’s text is a celebration of intergenerational, border-crossing love, and the analogy between the three oceans and the three female protagonists works well. A sweet picture book about forming family ties across oceans." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 24, 2021|
|Publisher||Abrams Books for Young Readers|