About Shalom Israel
Shalom Israel. Take flight with Gigi and Geoff’s classic aerial adventure to the Middle East. Tag along as the two brave pilots take a little red airplane up, up, up for a joyride to The Holy Land! Lyrical rhymes, paired with stunning, bright and charming art, makes an irresistible choice for youngsters already reaching for the sky!
About the Author
As a published teen author, Sohan Chunduru has been honing his writing craft since he was five years old. In kindergarten, Chunduru won a young author competition and, from that day forward, has fallen more in love with writing. When Chunduru was bullied in school for speech impairment, instead of wilting under the pressure, Chunduru found solace in creating worlds of his own and studying cultures worldwide. Now, he uses his captivating writing style to create endearing children’s books that highlight the diversity surrounding us.
His first two books, Ni Hao, China! and Shalom Israel,
combine beautiful illustrations and lyrical rhyme schemes to make cultural awareness fun, educational, and engaging for children of all ages. When not writing, Chunduru can be found discussing politics and economics with his friends, participating in Model UN conferences, and serving the homeless. As a young philanthropist, Chunduru hopes that his children’s books will help the next generation learn the importance of celebrating our unique differences regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, or national origin.
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about Shalom Israel What is it about?
Shalom Israel is an exciting adventure that entertains and educates young readers about Israel. Filled with fun rhymes and colorful illustrations, it immerses its readers in the customs and culture of Israel while introducing them to historical landmarks, foods, and festivals of the country.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
This book is for children 6-9 years old who want to learn about the amazing spirit of Israel and everything that makes this country and its people special.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Dr. Seuss’s books, with their funny characters and tongue-twisting rhymes, are my favorite!
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
My biggest advice to new authors is to ignore the naysayers and to keep persisting with your writing.
Qn 5: Do you have any other books?
Yes, I have another Children’s story book, Ni Hao, China! You can buy it on Amazon too,
We are taking a trip to China! Together let’s learn about the spirit of China – its culture, history, customs, food, landmarks – that make this country and its people special. Get ready to say Ni Hao, China!