Twin sisters Surya and Chandra live in Shanti, a beautiful village by the Bay of Bengal. The sisters love to sing, but every time they do, something strange happens. Surya's tunes create heat while Chandra's melodies make everything cold! The villagers start to feel afraid, so the girls keep their powers a secret from the world. Until one summer, when disaster strikes! The rain clouds disappear for many days leaving Shanti dry and barren. As the villagers pray for a miracle, Surya and Chandra decide they must help. Can the sisters figure out the true purpose of their powers and save their home? Sophie Cousinié's gorgeous watercolor artwork perfectly complements Shazia Omar's lovely rhythmic storytelling in this sweet story about sibling love, self-discovery, and the power of unleashing your inner strength.
Product Description: Children's illustrated picture book in English
Author: Shazia Omar
Illustrator: Sophie Cousinié
For ages: 4 to 8 years
About the Author: Shazia Omar is a writer, activist and yogini. She has written two novels (Like a Diamond in the Sky, Penguin 2009 and Dark Diamond, Bloomsbury 2016) and a mind, body, spirit book (Intentional Smile: A Girl's Guide to Positive Living, Bloomsbury 2016). She writes a column for Daily Star (Kundalini Rising). When not working, writing or teaching yoga, Shazia is busy playing with her two beautiful children. www.shaziaomar.com
About the Illustrator: Sophie Cousinié is a French artist and illustrator. She studied theatre, literature and anthropology and has previously worked in various fields, as a teacher, social worker and cultural mediator, before becoming a full time artist. Her unique drawings, hand-made with ink and painted with watercolors, range from animal portraits to representing humans in ordinary life situations. Sophie has done exhibitions and live drawing events in France and England and has also taken part in an international artistic residency in Kolkata, India.