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