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Maya Running by [Banerjee, Anjali]
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Length: 172 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The small golden statue of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesh, hardly looks like an all-knowing Granter of Wishes. But Ganesh is more powerful than he looks, and he’s about to send a young girl on a magical journey of self-discovery.

It’s 1978, and Maya Mukherjee is the only brown-skinned middle schooler in her tiny Manitoba town. Born in India and raised in the land of moose and snow, she feels neither Indian enough for Indians nor Canadian enough for Canadians. She longs to fit in, and she yearns for Jamie Klassen, the local bad boy with the John Travolta strut.

Then Maya’s beautiful cousin Pinky arrives from India bearing the scent of sandalwood and her most treasured possession—the statue of Ganesh. When Pinky steals Jamie’s heart, Maya pleads with Ganesh to remove all obstacles to her happiness, a plea that backfires in hilarious and painful ways. She must journey across continents to find the truth, her culture, and herself.

In this delightful debut, first published over a decade ago by Wendy Lamb Books/Random House and now available again as a new edition, Anjali Banerjee offers a fresh perspective on universal hopes and dreams, as narrated by an insightful girl with an irrepressible imagination.

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Maya Mukherjee doesn’t fit in. She was born in India and her parents moved to Canada when she was a baby. Now it’s the 1970s, and she’s a middle schooler in Manitoba, land of moose and snow. She wants to run on the tundra beneath the Northern Lights, make igloos or snow-angels, see John Travolta, and ride elephants through the Bengal jungle the way her great-grandfather did. Then her gorgeous cousin Pinky comes from India for a visit, bringing a statue of the god Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles. Maya asks Ganesh to remove all obstacles to her dreams. Like most wishes, it backfires in hilarious and painful ways. Maya must journey across continents to restore the truth and find out who she is.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 301 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1974359743
  • Publisher: Anjali Writes LLC. (31 October 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0767P673P
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #879,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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