Chandu And The Super Set of Parents
When Chandu's parents - disappointed by his math grade and squabbling over his future - threaten to ship him off to boarding school, Chandu wonders what it would be like to have a different set of parents. He discovers, hidden in the forest, a curious storefront: The Exchange Your Parents Shop. Enrolling in their Happily Ever After Program, Chandu has the opportunity to become the child of math geniuses, movie superstars, or sports icons. Or he could choose obedient parents that bow to his every wish! Which set of parents will be his perfect fit? Traveling by elephant, peacock, hot air balloon, and even on the back of a tiger, Chandu keeps company with a talking parrot and Mustache Muthu in what becomes the adventure of a lifetime.
Chandu and the Super Set of Parents is a fantastical tale of a boy's quest for love, confidence, and acceptance, set against a rich tapestry of Indian food, culture, and customs.
Written in prose that zings and sings, CHANDU AND THE SUPER SET OF PARENTS is a zany, sweet reminder that love takes many forms and we should all be careful what we wish for. Peppered with tidbits of Indian Folklore and chock-a-block with charming, outlandish characters--human and animal alike, Chandu’s quest is a marvelous modern fable. Hold on tight, dear readers, you’re in for a colorful ride
Alice Kaltman, author of WAVEHOUSE and THE TANTALIZING TALE OF GRACE MINNAUGH
Tightly woven, with clear images, full of telling detail and very informative also for westerners,
who should have no trouble seeing and feeling love and empathy for Chandu as he seeks and
worries whether his parents are the best ones for him, as still within their love always, he lives into the answers.
James Lawry, author of THE NUDIBRANCH ELEGIES & ANTHROPOCENE’S END