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e-Book Maya Running download

e-Book Maya Running download

by Anjali Banerjee

ISBN: 0385746563
ISBN13: 978-0385746564
Language: English
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books (February 8, 2005)
Pages: 224
Category: Literature and Fiction
Subategory: Young Adult

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Rating: 4.9
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The journey that leads to Maya’s personal enlightenment includes a trip to Calcutta, where Banerjee perfectly captures the colorful sprawl of Calcutta and its inhabitants.

The journey that leads to Maya’s personal enlightenment includes a trip to Calcutta, where Banerjee perfectly captures the colorful sprawl of Calcutta and its inhabitants. The twists and turns the story takes are not always comfortable, but in the end, the peace that Maya makes with her family and herself is absolutely satisfying and authentic-just like Maya.

Anjali Banerjee manages to capture the dreams and turmoil of Mayasri Mukherjee, the central character of her book in a delightful manner. Maya Running is full of observations that are incredibly mature and adult-like and then suddenly heart-warmingly childish, and often hilarious. A unique story with a dream-like quality that shows a young girl embracing her culture and learning about herself. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN). ALAN chose Maya Running as a BILL’S BEST BOOK for Jan. 2005.

Author of novels for children and adults

Author of novels for children and adults. Visit King’s Books in Tacoma, where you can also find a huge variety of books including autographed copies of Looking for Bapu and Haunting Jasmine! Anjali Banerjee.

Maya Mukherjee doesn’t fit in. She was born in India and her parents moved to Canada when she was a baby.

Maya Mukherjee doesn't fit in. Now it's the 1970s, and she's a middle schooler in Manitoba, land of moose and snow. She wants to run on the tundra beneath the Northern Lights, make igloos or snow-angels, see John Travolta, and ride elephants through the Bengal jungle the way her great-grandfather did.

Preteen angst about identity and family. I like Anjali Banerjee's other books better. This one was slow going at first.

BookDragon Books for the Multi-Culti Reader. Maya Running by Anjali Banerjee Tidbit: Anjali Banerjee was one of our many wonderful guests for SALTAF 2005. Readers: Middle Grade. Maya Running by Anjali Banerjee. As the only South Asian in her middle school, Maya knows all about being different in her tiny Canadian town. She doesn’t speak Bengali, she’s at that awkward stage of pimples and endless limbs, she doesn’t want to move to California, and she’s madly in love with the coolest boy in her school who just might like her back. Tidbit: Anjali Banerjee was one of our many wonderful guests for SALTAF 2005. Author Interview: Anjali Banerjee.

ISBN 10: 0385746563 ISBN 13: 9780385746564. Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books, 2005.

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Anjali Banerjee is the author of Maya Running and Looking for Bapu. She was born in India, grew up in Canada and California, and received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley

Anjali Banerjee is the author of Maya Running and Looking for Bapu. She was born in India, grew up in Canada and California, and received degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. At the age of seven, she wrote her first story, about an abandoned puppy she found on a beach in Bengal. Her Pushcart Prize–nominated fiction has appeared in several literary journals and in the anthology New to North America. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three crazy cats. Learn more about Anjali on her Web site, ww. njalibanerjee.

Maya Mukherjee doesn’t fit in. She was born in India and her parents moved to Canada when she was a baby. Now it’s the 1970s, and she’s a middle schooler in Manitoba, land of moose and snow. She wants to run on the tundra beneath the Northern Lights, make igloos or snow-angels, see John Travolta, and ride elephants through the Bengal jungle the way her great-grandfather did. Then her gorgeous cousin Pinky comes from India for a visit, bringing a statue of the god Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles. Maya asks Ganesh to remove all obstacles to her dreams. Like most wishes, it backfires in hilarious and painful ways. Maya must journey across continents to restore the truth and find out who she is.
Comments:
Laitchai
What a wonderful novel about growing up! I chuckled and sighed over the story of Maya who is a girl anybody will easily identify with. the pains of a teenage girl are added to by the pain of feeling split into to national identities and belonging to an ethnic minority. The question of where one belongs and that a No sometimes is the better Yes to life are only two of the revelations this beautiful story with a pinch of Hindu magic makes to the reader. In the end, Maya finds that everybody battles their own.

Mave
I’ve always loved reading children’s books, even after I passed into adulthood.

And I can’t remember when I’ve bonded so much with a child’s literary character as I have with Maya, the heart and soul of Maya Running by Anjali Banerjee. Maya’s a conflicted, complicated 12 YO girl living in Manitoba, one foot firmly planted in her beloved Canada and the other in India, where her other heritage lies. All the painful agonies of going from tween to teen are exquisitely expressed in these pages, in ways that are out of the ordinary, thanks to the Indian motif that weaves its way throughout the story as gracefully as the Kathak dance Maya’s visiting cousin performs before an amazed Canadian audience. But while her cousin is a star (and nearly steals away Maya’s heartthrob almost-boyfriend), Maya is not, and worse, often endures racial slurs from the school bully. The story could have sufficed with the juxtaposition of these Canadian-Indian elements alone. But what makes the story literally enchanting is the introduction of Ganesh, the elephant-headed Indian god, who arrives as a statue and through Maya’s succulent jelly bean offerings, comes to life and agrees to use his powers on her behalf. How Ganesh helps, hinders, and ultimately brings Maya to a true understanding of herself and her family is nothing short of remarkable. The journey that leads to Maya’s personal enlightenment includes a trip to Calcutta, where Banerjee perfectly captures the colorful sprawl of Calcutta and its inhabitants. The twists and turns the story takes are not always comfortable, but in the end, the peace that Maya makes with her family and herself is absolutely satisfying and authentic—just like Maya.

just one girl
Maya Running is a charming tale about a young East Indian girl who lives in Canada. Because she is somewhat different from her classmates, she is subject to name-calling and bullying. However, when she learns her parents may be moving to California, she is desperate to stay. Her visiting cousin brings a small Ganesh statuette, upon which Maya wishes for a change in her circumstances. The rest of the story is proof positive of the old saying, "Be careful what you wish for!" This is a delightful story. I learned quite a bit about Indian culture, and now I am holding it for my two granddaughters. They will love it as well.

Grokinos
I read this with my 12 year old daughter and we both enjoyed it very much (and are writing this review together).
The book was wonderfully written and the language was descriptive allowing you to envision the funny as well as the more poignant scenes.
Told from Maya’s point of view; her voice was genuine.
There were a lot of good metaphors.
Maya and her struggle with combining her Indian and Canadian backgrounds, especially resonated with us, as we have dual nationalities, though different ones. Beyond the vying nationalities, this novel also transcends nationalities to address the typical themes and struggles of teenage girls across the globe.
We would recommend this book to girls in the age range of 11 to 15, and mothers who enjoy reading alongside them, or even on their own.

Mr_NiCkNaMe
Having emigrated to Canada as a child in the mid-eighties I could really relate to Maya and her need for acceptance and young love. I think the author did a fantastic job of not only capturing the Canadian landscape but also the confusion of what nationality she was - she felt like she was neither Indian or Canadian. The writing captures and is lyrical without being overly so. I really enjoyed this beautiful story!

Beydar
This novel ranks as one of my favorites! Maya Running is a funny, poignant look at the life of an Indian girl on the cusp of adolescence, seeking to understand her "true identity" while trying to fit in to a modern Canadian culture. I laughed out loud at the first line on the first page and couldn't put it down! Maya's character is timeless, resonating with the adult me as much as I imagine it will for juvenile readers. It's the kind of story that stays with you. l will definitely be reading more of Ms. Banerjee's books!

Malodred
This timeless coming-of-age story will grab readers by the heart. Maya is every young girl, yearning to fit in while at the same time, yearning to embrace her uniqueness--including her ethnic heritage. As she deals with everyday kid problems, she also explores universal themes of prejudice and humanity, insecurity and independence, and the healing power of self-acceptance.

Beautifully written and compulsively readable, this is a story for kids of all ages!

A truly delightful read about a young Indian girl, Maya, who grew up in Canada. She believes that if she removes the obstacles that are in her way, her life will be perfect. With the help of a golden statue of the Hundu elephant god, Ganesh, her obstacles are removed, but is it truly what she wanted. A beautiful story that takes us through Maya’s journey to discover who she is and who she wants to be. Although this book seems targeted for pre-teens/teens, it’s a fun read for all ages. Even as adults, don’t we all think life would be better if this or that? It reminds us that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Highly recommend Maya Running for all ages.

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