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Krishnaswami, Uma 1956-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 9,072 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.K8978, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Uma Krishnaswami
 
Most widely held works by Uma Krishnaswami
The grand plan to fix everything by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Dini loves movies, and so when she learns that her family is moving to India for two years, her devastation over leaving her best friend in Maryland is tempered by the possibility of meeting her favorite actress, Dolly Singh
Out of the way! Out of the way! by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a boy spots a young tree in the middle of the path that runs through the village, he puts rocks around the base of the tree to protect the tree from being trampled
Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child describes waiting for the monsoon rains to arrive and the worry that they will not come
Remembering Grandpa by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Grandma comes down with a "bad case of sadness" one year after Grandpa's death, Daysha collects objects that will remind her grandmother of Daysha's grandfather
The happiest tree : a yoga story by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embarrassed by her clumsiness, eight-year-old Meena, an Asian Indian American girl, is reluctant to appear in the school play until she gains self-confidence by practicing yoga
Book Uncle and me by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? The local elections are coming up but she's just a kid. She can't even vote! Still, Yasmin has friends- her best friend, Reeni, and Anil, who even has a black belt in karate. And she has grownup family and neighbors who, no matter how preoccupied they are, care about what goes on in their community. Then Yasmin remembers a story that Book Uncle selected for her. It's an old folktale about a flock of doves trapped in a hunter's net. The birds realize that if they all flap their wings at the same time, they can lift the net and fly to safety, where they seek the help of a friendly mole who chews a hole in the net and sets them free. And so the children get to work, launching a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard
The problem with being slightly heroic by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complications ensue when Bollywood star Dolly Singh premieres her new movie at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., and super fan Dinni and her best friend Maddie present a dance at the grand opening
The girl of the wish garden : a Thumbelina story by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about a girl who is only one inch tall
Bringing Asha home by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Arun waits impatiently while international adoption paperwork is completed so that he can meet his new baby sister from India
Holi by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the traditions and festivities of the Hindu festival called Holi
Shower of gold : girls and women in the stories of India by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories featuring strong female figures from Hindu mythology, Buddhist tales, and others from the history and folklore of the Indian subcontinent. Each piece is accompanied by background information
Chachaji's cup by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy learns about his family history and the Partition of India from his great uncle, through stories told over a beloved old teacup
The broken tusk : stories of the Hindu God Ganesha by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about the pantheon of Hindu gods, centering on the sometimes greedy, sometimes impulsive, but always generous, elephant-headed Ganesha
Naming Maya by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maya accompanies her mother to India to sell her grandfather's house, she uncovers family history relating to her parents divorce and learns more about herself and her relationship with her mother
The closet ghosts by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With help from Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, Anu finds a way to cope with going to a new school, living in a new home, and even dealing with the mischievous ghosts in her closet
Bright sky, starry city by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night --Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spill into the street. And there, in the bright night sky, the splendor of the planets and a multitude of stars are revealed for all to see. An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution. A glossary and recommended further reading are also included."--Amazon website
Stories of the flood by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine stories from around the world, all of them relating a great flood and its aftermath, escape and survival
Beyond the field trip : teaching and learning in public places by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many windows : six kids, five faiths, one community by Rukhsana Khan( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows" is a collection of seven stories about six children who are in the same class at school, two white boys, a black girl, a Chinese girl, an Indian girl, and a Pakistani boy. They are not friends, but they all come together in one community at the end of the stories. Each story in the collection centers on a different celebration within the faith of that child, and in the appendix at the back of the book, each of the celebrations is explained in more depth, as it is celebrated within that faith community: Bhuddism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism. Each story represents a window into the life of the child, or, from a different point of view, the child's windowlooking out to the world
Step up to the plate, Maria Singh by Uma Krishnaswami( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maria Singh's family is on the brink of losing their farm due to prejudice and discriminatory laws of the land, Maria must decide if she has what it takes to find her voice in an unfair world
 
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The grand plan to fix everything
Alternative Names
Kiruṣṇacāmi, Umā 1956-

Kiruṣṇasvāmi, Umā 1956-

Kr̥shṇasvāmī, Umā 1956-

Umā Kiruṣṇacāmi 1956-

Umā Kiruṣṇasvāmi 1956-

Uma Krishnaswami 1956-

Uma Krishnaswami Author of children's books

Uma Krishnaswami Indiaas schrijfster

Uma Krishnaswami indisk författare

Uma Krishnaswami indisk skribent

Umā Kr̥shṇasvāmī 1956-

Languages
English (75)

Spanish (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
MonsoonRemembering GrandpaThe happiest tree : a yoga storyBringing Asha homeHoliShower of gold : girls and women in the stories of IndiaChachaji's cupThe broken tusk : stories of the Hindu God Ganesha