Leaving his village in rural India to find a better education, mathematically gifted, twelve-year-old Akash ends up at the New Delhi train station, where he relies on Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, to guide him as he negotiates life on the street, resists the temptations of easy money, and learns whom he can trust.
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- ISBN: 9780374364113
- Author: Schroder Monika
- Published: 2010 , Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
- Themes: Dreams, education, hindu, Mathematics, Poverty
- Descriptors: Asia, India, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Realistic Fiction
- No. of pages: 240