Rickshaw Girl

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Charlesbridge, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 91 pages
63 Reviews
Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. Includes a glossary of Bangla words and an author's note about a changing Bangladesh and microfinance.

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The illustrations in this book were great. - Goodreads
What I really liked were Jamie Hogan's illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations were a nice touch as well. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

A young girl makes a mistake that effects her fathers lively-hood. Can she make amends? Set in Bangladesh makes this also an introduction to culture in this part of the world. It made me curious about the rice powder art and about saris. Read full review

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User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

This is a story of a young girl from Bangladesh who is the best 'alpana painter in the village'. It tells the story of how she needs to earn money for her family so disguises herself as a boy. The ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Mitali Perkins is the author of several novels for children, including SECRET KEEPER, the First Daughter series, BAMBOO PEOPLE, MONSOON SUMMER, and The NOT SO-STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN. She lives in California.

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