Posted By Bea, MKB marketing on Friday 24th Aug 2012
In this book I will be sharing my trip to India with you.
You, Mira, will travel with me.” Chloe, My Kinda Book reader
This summer, one intrepid
My Kinda Book reader travelled to India
and kept a diary to Jasmine Skies’ Mira. Chloe and Mira shared many of the same
experiences, from braving the hectic traffic on rickshaws, watching passengers
dangle from the side of fast-moving trains to the sights, sounds and smells of India. Chloe
however does not agree with Mira that India smells of ‘wonderful
spices’…she thinks it smells like eggs, sulphur and henna!
Chloe is reminded of
Mira’s trip to India
everywhere she goes but one particularly memorable moment in her diary is a
train ride she takes, where she is reminded of the trip that Mira takes with
Janu. Both girls talk of how extraordinarily busy the trains are in India and their
experiences sound remarkably similar…
The best that I could have right now
(of anything) would be a shower, although I am in an air-conditioned train. In India, a shower
always sounds nice.
guess I’m in first class, it seems better than 100 carriages back. Back there, there are no doors and people are hanging on the inside and outside.
‘Around the train there are a hundred
different wires connecting the power, and between these lines tiny monkeys leap
and play, looking down on the mass of ant-like humans… Janu checks the tickets
once more and then climbs up the steep metal steps of the slightly rusty blue
and white train. He offers me his hand and pulls me aboard.
There is not a single spare seat all
through the first carriage: there are mothers, fathers, babies, a tall man in a
turban holding a briefcase and children playing a board game; the carriage is
bursting at the seams with people’- Mira Levenson, Jasmine Skies.
Chloe’s wonderful diary to Mira got us thinking about how the rest of our lovely MKB readers have been spent their summer holidays. Although summer is almost over (SOB!) we are giving you the opportunity to relive your summer holidays, by sharing your stories with Mira.
For your chance to win . . ., simply write a letter to Mira in the comment section below, telling her all about your most exciting summer story, and who knows… one lucky winner may even get a reply from Mira!