TITLE: The Girl Who Climbed Mountains: Bachendri Pal
AUTHOR: Lavanya Karthik
PAGE EXTENT: 48
PUBLISHER: Duckbill Books (Penguin Random House India)
GENRE: Picture Book for Younger Readers
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
SOURCE: Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Before Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman to climb Mt Everest, she was a little girl with dreams as big as the sky.
Have you ever read a book that leaves a huge smile plastered on your face? A book that makes you content and satisfied and just plain happy? This is that book for me! This cute little biographic picture book will carve a place for itself in your heart!
Bachendri Pal is the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest. I am a 100% sure we’ve all come across this fact during GK exams in school. But before that, she was a little girl with a big heart and an even bigger ambition. Read this book to find out more!
Not only does this book inspire young readers, it also sheds light on the misogyny that’s rampant in India and shows every little girl who picks this book up, how she can go on to achieve anything under the sun!
The author has drawn inspiration from Thangka art in illustrating this book and I love how it’s an ode to Bachendri Pal’s place of birth.
Okay, can somebody please stop me before I end up telling everything about this book? 😂
All in all, this is a fun book that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike, because, you know, the sky is the limit(in this case, quite literally hehe😉)!