A Lions ManeDate: Friday, 15 October, 2010
New illustrated book about the Sikh Turban goes on sale
Written by Navjot Kaur
Illustrated by Jaspreet Sandhu
In this beautifully illustrated story, young readers journey to cultures around the world to explore the meaning of the dastaar, or turban of the Sikhs. Allusive words placed within a vibrant red
dastaar help promote our connections as global citizens and encourage dialogue around issues of identity and kinship. 'A Lion's Mane' promises to be a staple on the shelves of all young visionaries.
"A Lion's Mane takes the reader through an exciting journey of a little boy who shares his life values through his dastar. It brings together a wonderful story of how different and same work together to build strengthening principles. It's colorful illustrations paints it own pictures separate yet connected to the words. What stood out for me the most was the powerful words that moved with the dastar through the journey. Words such as strong, respect, courageous, and generosity expose young children to understand, relate and act in the world. A connection to the cultures at large was very important and enhanced the story. A Lion's Mane is a great attempt to make a Sikh child feel special as a main character in a children's book, which no other illustrated children's book has yet done!" Jasmine Kaur, Director of Education, Sikh Research Institute
For further information & to get your copy www.saffronpress.com