It was very, very special for me to have The Ammuchi Puchi – originally published in the UK by Lantana Publishing – be released in an Indian subcontinental edition in May 2018 by Puffin India. I’d always hoped that my book would be easily available to children here.
It is now in bookstores all over the Indian subcontinent, and online on Amazon India and other retailers.
Please see below the image for selected reviews and interviews.
“”A powerful story about grief and loss…a wonderful reminder about the magic of imagination.” – Bijal Vachharajani in The Hindu
“”The language of grief and loss is universal. It can be as tender as you can make it. Or it can be lacerating. Both are heartwrenching. Manivannan chose tender.” – Shikhandin in Scroll
“The prose of the book is perfect for children, and will teach them the important lessons of: exploring their creativity, handling grief and the need for learning a variety of life skills from grandparents.” – Mithila Reviews
“I have seldom seen healing dealt with in such a sensitive and poetic manner.” – Ajinkya Shenava in Poetly
“Aa gorgeously illustrated tale of children dealing with the death of a beloved grandmother.” – The Hindu
“How to talk to your children about losing a grandparent” – Momspresso
Reviews, interviews and other press for the UK edition here.