Caillou makes a snowman
by Harvey, Roger, 1940-
|Format:||Print Book 2008|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
'There's Something Wrong with the Taj Mahal.' Harris is independent and tough; an expert in historic construction. As he winds up his latest investigation, he receives a startling message... and finds himself on the run; a suspect in a double murder. He identifies the real assassins, this being the catalyst for a chase across India and the discovery of an on-going whitewash of an ancient cover-up. The characters he encounters are a rich mix; experts, dead experts, an Indian beauty, her Auntie and ordinary Indians - from the hard-pressed railway guards, porters, chefs, bullet-wallas, truck drivers and guides of the Taj Mahal, to the sinister but at times inept agents of the mysterious Information Bureau. Harris's expertise becomes dangerous to dark forces when he uncovers evidence of a labyrinth of secret rooms beneath the monument, which brings uncertainty to the Taj Mahal's romantic story of an Emperor and his favourite wife. The outcome of a dangerous encounter between Harris and those committed to maintaining the falsehood will ensure, either the evidence is exposed, or buried forever. But nothing in India is straightforward. The religious and tribal differences, two centuries of the British Raj, the changes in demographics and the ease with which information is disseminated worldwide; all play their part. Expect the unexpected as a shocking and cynical conclusion, reveals consequences far beyond the Taj Mahal and India. A modern adventure with a controversial theme, from a non-fiction author who knows his subject.
Caillou (Fictitious character)
-- Juvenile literature.
Snowmen -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Montreal :Chouette,2008
CINAR Productions Inc.
Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.
3 years and up.
Translation of: Caillou et le bonhomme de neige.
"A Chouette Publishing adaptation".
Originally published: c2000.
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.