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Chanda and the Mirror of Moonlight

Long listed for the Kate Greenaway Award 2003

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Chanda means beautiful like the moon.

Do you know what your own name means?

My story is inspired by the story of Cinderella.

Did you know there are Cinderella type folk tales in just about every culture of the world . Do you know any other versions?

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The wonderful illustrations for Chanda and the Mirror of Moonlight are by Karin Littlewood. Karin also illustrated 'Leah's Christmas Story.

You can visit her website

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Download an Indian folk tale about

how the peacock got his tail


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How to make a frame


1.Cut out square


2. Cut out the four strips





3. Glue strips together in shape

of frame as shown



4. Using the masking tape stick the four strips to square  leaving an opening



5. Decorate with tissue and sequins

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Karin and I leading a workshop at Blue Gates Field Junior School

Word Search for Chanda and the Mirror of Moonlight hindi

The mirror maker's rhyme in Hindi and English


Circle of Silver, bathed in light

From the silent moon so soft and bright

Show me the face of one loving and pure

The heart that can many trials endure

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A fabulous retelling of my story by a young student from Luton Infants and Nursery School