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Maya / written by Mahak Jain ; illustrated by Elly MacKay.

Jain, Mahak, (author.). MacKay, Elly, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jPB JAI (Text) 37521530737859 AMPL Juvenile Picture Book (K-4) Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett JPIC FAIRY TALES (Text) 30010170774007 Juvenile Picture Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JPIC JAI (Text) 36626103800116 JUV Picture Books Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon JUV PIC JAI (Text) 30653005574942 Juvenile Picture Books Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon Y F JAI PRI (Text) 34330513034810 Juvenile - Primary Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville EASY JAI (Text) 37323005261451 EASY-PICT Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781771471008
  • ISBN: 177147100X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 28 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Owlkids Books Inc., [2016]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: The electricity in Maya's house has gone out again. Worse, she is afraid of the dark - and her fear has been even worse since her father died. Now it feels as if the darkness will never go away. Maya's mother distracts her with a legend about the banyan tree, which saved the world from the first monsoon by drinking up the floodwaters, and growing tall and strong. Later that night, unsettled by the noises around her, Maya revisits the story in her imagination. She ventures deep into the banyan tree, where she discovers not darkness but life: snakes slither, monkeys laugh, and elephants dance. Maya pushes her imagination even further to call up memories of her father, helping to soothe her fear and grief. Elly MacKay mixes miniature-paper-theater art with spellbinding shadow puppetry to play with darkness and light, giving Maya's real, fantasy, and story-within-a-story worlds unique treatment-and making Maya's world come alive on the page.
Target Audience Note: AD 610 Lexile.
Subject: Fear > Juvenile fiction.
Fear of the dark > Juvenile fiction.
Imagination > Juvenile fiction.
Storytelling > Juvenile fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / General.
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying.
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Mahak Jain is a writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. She is enrolled in the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph. She was previously the Managing Editor at Owlkids and at Lobster Press.Maya is Mahak's first picture book.

Elly Mackay received her bachelor of fine art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She creates her illustrations by inking YUPO® paper and cutting it into layers that she sets up somewhat like a Victorian Paper Theater, then plays with lights and filters to create atmosphere and photographs the scenes. She lives in Owen Sound, Ontario.


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