When Gopu’s father (Baba) falls sick, the visually impaired Gopu knows he would have to step out alone. He negotiates the crowds, the markets and the traffic of the city of Calcutta, all by himself, to reach his grandma’s house to get her to cook Baba’s favourite fish curry. Does he succeed in bringing it home to him? In this book, Richa Jha writes as much about the courage of Gopu as she does about the sounds and smells of a bustling metropolis. Sumanta Dey brings alive the city of Calcutta between the covers of this book and makes the readers feel they are walking alongside Gopu.
Author Note: Richa Jha is a writer and an author of picture books for children, and the founder publisher of Pickle Yolk Books. Her books have won several prestigious awards in India and internationally, including the Crossword Book Award, Publishing Next Industry Awards, Neev Book Award, Parag Honour list, Comic Con Book Awards, The White Ravens and the South Asia Book Awards among others.
Illustrator Note: Sumanta Dey is an artist and illustrator currently training IB and IGCSE students at an international school in Bengaluru. His works have been a part of exhibitions both in India and outside, and has received several prestigious national and international scholarships and awards. He also enjoys doing mural painting, all of which you’ll find in Kolkata, his home town.
Short Bios: Richa Jha breathes-reads-writes-publishes-dreams picture books and knows she has the funnest hobby cum profession in the world. Sumanta Dey is an artist and illustrator currently training students at an international school in Bengaluru. His works have been a part of exhibitions both in India and outside, and has received several prestigious national and international scholarships and awards.
Accolades and Awards: Winner of Crossword Book Award 2019 * Winner of Neev Book Awards 2019 * Winner of Publishing Next Industry Awards 2019 * Winner of Comic Con Book Awards 2019 * Winner of BICW Awards 2019 (Best in Children’s Writing) * Parag Honour List 2019 * Shortlisted for FICCI Bokk Award 2019 * Highly Recommended Book at South Asia Book Award 2019 * Shortlisted for Peek-a-Book Children’s Choice Award 2018
One Line Description: Young Gopu negotiates the hustle and bustle of a big city by himself to get his sick father his favorite fish curry.