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By: Kamakshi P. Murti

Lalli's Window

Pages: 130 Ratings: 5.0
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Losing a Part of You Can Bring About the Greatest Gain
When eleven-year-old Lalli recuperates from an accident, her world is defined by what she sees outside her bedroom window.
But when Lalli witnesses the strange reaction by her old and slightly odd neighbors to a letter they've received, little could she have envisioned what the consequences would be. Not only for Lalli but for the wonderful Mr. Steave.
Featuring a soccer-mad brother, cool home-schooling teacher for a father and a gifted Mennonite violinist, Kamakshi P. Murti has woven a story around the life of a young South-Asian American girl, which, at its core, has the universal themes of family forgiveness, true friendship and the power of neighborly love.

Kamakshi P. Murti is originally from India. She began writing mysteries after many decades of teaching. She draws inspiration for her story-telling from her background in cultural and gender studies, and even more importantly from the younger members of her family who have empowered her to hone her skills as a story-teller.

Customer Reviews
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3 reviews
  • Mihira Karra

    What a wonderful way to introduce a child to mysteries! Great story telling. Even more importantly wonderful social consciousness raising! A heroine from a developing country and with a disability. Great messaging about beating adversity at a young age. Wonderful limericks and so introduces children to the idea of limericks. the illustrations are lovely. Are they by the author herself?

  • Syamala Chenulu

    Lalli is a great thinker and has deep understanding of the circumstances that surround her. There is wit and poignancy woven into the entire novel. A must read for children of all ages but particularly the teens. The limericks are excellent.


    This is a rare book.. a book not only for children but for adults and for those who are looking for something different. Weaving in a diverse range of characters, ‘special children’ and from different backgrounds, the characters of the children interact in fascinating ways to build the story. This book is another great one from this author, and immerses you in a different world. A must for all children and for their parents. I would also strongly recommend this for teaching in schools. A wonderful read!

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