The Unboy Boy
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Young Gagan is at ease being what he is: quiet, gentle, sensitive, and an animal and book lover. But his family and friends think of him as being not boy enough and want to make him more boy-like.
Gagan, however, has enough tricks up his sleeve to show the world that there are no boy-boys or unboy-boys. Just boys. And just girls.
Gender stereotyping has strong undercurrents in the social fabric of India and in many cultures around the world.
Richa Jha tackles this difficult subject with unburdened simplicity and lightness of tone.
Gautam Benegal brings the characters to life with sensitivity and electrifying dynamism. His gentle and endearing watercolours match the mood and pace of the story, making it an unforgettable read.
Author & Illustrator
Richa Jha & Gautam Benegal
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Made in India
ABOUT THE BRAND
Pickle Yolk Books is a new independent publishing house based in the New Delhi Capital Region, India. They are driven by their unbridled passion to create picture books in English that make the readers smile, laugh, ponder, reflect and arrive at their own eureka moment. With universal themes and contemporary Indian settings, our books weave childhood’s eclectic patchwork of joys, challenges and personal triumphs. Humour, subtle or overt, remains an underlying given.