Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category

Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: Divali, moving, homesickness, multiculturalism
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Jan/2016
Bookmark and Share
Gita’s family has only recently emigrated from India. Although she misses her relatives and friends, she has already made some friends in her new home. Today, she is looking forward to her favourite holiday – Divali, a festival of lights with fireworks, laughter and exchanges of sweets. But Gita’s plans soon fall apart and she becomes homesick and sad. Children from all backgrounds will love this warm and caring story.


Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book  | 1995 | Commended

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Please visit our Teacher Resources page to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Free Teacher Guides

Digital Subscriptions

Resource Websites

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels