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Mission Mumbai

Categories: Adventure, Fiction, Humour
Power of Story: Racialized Identities
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ISBN: 9781443189040 Pages: 272 Ages: 9-12 Dimensions: 5.248" x 7.754"
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About this book

Travel to the colourful and chaotic streets of India from the comfort of your home in this hilarious and heartfelt story about friendship and family.

When aspiring photographer Dylan Moore is invited to join his best friend, Rohit Lal, on a family vacation to India, he jumps at the chance to escape his parents’ bitter fighting and go on an exciting journey just like his Lord of the Rings heroes, Frodo and Sam — except with less walking and lots of amazing food and photo ops.

How hard can it be for a street-smart New Yorker to navigate India?

Turns out, really hard. Mumbai is nothing like New York City, as Dylan discovers in his daily encounters with intense heat, massive crowds, filthy streets, and strange customs. He loves it all, and it’s a great distraction from what’s happening at home, but he’s always one step away from disaster, despite warnings from Rohit and his mom. And when Ro’s family problems threaten to cut the trip short, it seems like the two friends can’t agree on anything anymore.

Will their separate goals pit them against each other, or can they set aside their differences in this epic quest for friendship and adventure?

Reviews

Praise for Mission Mumbai:

“An adrenaline-charged exploration of Mumbai with two likable guides.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Dylan and Rohit are on a voyage of discovery that explores their emotional lives as well as the spellbinding streets of Mumbai, making this a very entertaining and rewarding book to read.” — National Reading Campaign

“The boy’s situation, in which a friendship that jogged along well in one setting strains at the seams in another, rings true, and the fact that the tension manifests in sulkiness and sniping rather than a set-to augments the credibility.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“At its best, this novel paints an uncompromising picture of the harsh realities of poverty and Western privilege and provides readers with a striking illustration of India’s customs and cuisine. Both Dylan and Rohit are believable characters, and their mounting conflict will make sense to readers.” — School Library Journal

“It’s a dazzling combination of characters, atmosphere, plot and humour.” — Canlit for Little Canadians

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