Book #26868

Long Ago In Bangalore - 1st Edition

Charles Van Sandwyk

Binding: Booklet
Book Condition: Fine+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk, 2014.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles van Sandwyk

Price: $33.75

A very fine first edition, gold wrappers, with mounted color illustrated title etching on front cover. Six decorated color bookplates and five individual color bookmarks are included in publisher's envelope affixed to front endpaper.

In Long Ago In Bangalore, author Charles Van Sandwyk tells the story of a young boy named Kulap who is uprooted from his home in the coastal town of Mangalore, India to move to Bangalore, the bustling capital of the country. Kulap is eager to find a place to belong and fit in, but he quickly discovers that Bangalore is a city full of different people and cultures. Kulap is forced to learn new ways of living and interacting with others, and he must navigate the difficult challenges of growing up in a new environment. Van Sandwyk's lyrical writing captures the energy and excitement of Bangalore in the early 1990s, and the story is a poignant look at the power of friendship, family, and belonging.; Color Illustrations; 8vo; 4 pages.

Author Bio

Charles Van Sandwyk

Charles Noel van Sandwyk was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966. In 1977, he emigrated with his family to Vancouver, Canada. By the early 1980’s, he was selling his drawings and watercolors in a style reminiscent of the old prints and paintings which hung in the family home.

Van Sandwyk studied graphic design at the Capilano College art program in North Vancouver. Upon completion in 1986, the wanderlust of younger years sent him travelling to the South Pacific. He discovered the Fiji Islands, and fell in love with a remote island and its inhabitants.