February 24, 2018

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A Giveaway Befitting a Bollywood Star

Dini and her best friend, Maddie, love Bollywood movies. Their favorite actress of all time is the amazing Dolly Singh.
Uma Krishnaswami’s charming novels, called “a delight” (Publishers Weekly) and “a treat for middle-grade readers” (Kirkus), will have young readers tap-tap-tapping their toes as the colors and music of Bollywood dance through these madcap romps.
Grand Plan to Fix EverythingIn The Grand Plan to Fix Everything (S & S, 2011), Dini’s mother drops a bombshell—Dini and her parents are moving to India for two whole years! And not to Mumbai, which true film fans like Dini and Maddie still refer to as Bombay, the home of Bollywood. No, Dini is moving to a tiny town far from the film universe—Swapnagiri! But could it be true that Dolly herself is in Swapnagiri? Can Dini hatch a plot to save the day when all hope seems lost? School Library Journal says “The storyline is girly-girl yet the humor, characters, and kismet make this light novel an enjoyable read.”
Problem with Being Slightly HeroicDini and Maddie are together again in The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic (S & S, 2013), when Dini travels home to attend Dolly’s U.S. premiere. The two girls will be part of the festive opening ceremonies and everything seems as perfect as a rose petal milk shake. So why can’t Dini untie the knot in her stomach? Because there is so much that can go wrong when a big star like Dolly is in town. Is that an elephant walking down the street?
Five lucky winners will receive Uma Krishnaswami’s two books featuring Dini, Maddie, and Dolly. To enter, send an email to KrishnaswamiGiveaway@gmail.com with your name, shipping address, and email address. Entries must be received by midnight (PDT) on July 25, 2013. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on July 26, 2013, and notified via email. One entry per person, please; prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
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