A Bucket of Blessings.pdf

A Bucket of Blessings.pdf


"Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal, in their A Bucket of Blessings, have managed to inform the readership exquisitely of a thousand truths in just about a few hundred words.
The reader is shown that it is a blessing to be a blessing. The authors deftly show the reader that when one's intent is to help another, people whose names they will never know and faces they will never see, will benefit.
This is a wonderful children's story which adults will find delightful to read." (Dr. Maya Angelou, award-winning author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

Banker, jazz bassist, entrepreneur, political aide, and author Kabir Sehgal received degrees from Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics. He has performed and toured with Wynton Marsalis and was a producer of a Grammy-nominated album. He served as a special assistant to Senator Max Cleland on the John Kerry presidential campaign. He is the cofounder of Music For Tomorrow and works at JPMorgan in New York City. Along with his mother, Sue Sehgal, he is the author of A Bucket of Blessings.

Dr. Surishtha Sehgal, Founder & President of the Campus Community Partnership Foundation, is a leader of a global nonprofit. She has a PhD in Psychology. She was a university professor for twenty-five years and is also the founder of Mentor Walk, a nonprofit initiative which helps inspire children to stay in school. She was a member of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and is on the advisory board of two universities. Along with her son, Kabir Sehgal, she is the author of A Bucket of Blessings.

Jing Jing Tsong is a mom, musician, and surfer whose grown-up job is drawing pictures. Her technique, which layers color and texture, is influenced by her experiences working in traditional stone lithography and monoprints. Her work has been recognized by several national publications, including the Print Regional Design Annual, HOW, and Communication Arts. Jing Jing and her husband Michael Austin (also a designer turned illustrator) live on the Big Island of Hawaii.

A beautiful myth from India comes to life in this enchanting picture book.

Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. The village well and pond are dry. Monkey and his friends look everywhere for water, but they have no luck. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. So he sets out to see if the story is true…

This little-known legend, told with dramatic rhythm and illustrated with the colors and textures of India, is sure to delight and inspire.


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