Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin


Published: September-01-2017

ISBN: 9781939547347

Publisher: Creston Books

Age Range: 5 and Up


WINNER! MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN is the winner of the 2018 South Asia Book Award, which will be presented at the 2018 NCTE in Houston in November! Manjhi was published Sept. 1, 2017 by Creston Books with fabulous watercolor illustrations by Danny Popovici. To complement this true story about a man in India who moved a mountain for love, using only a hammer, chisel and his own persistence, check out the page called ‘Move Your Own Mountain,’ where we celebrate kids to share stories of something they’ve done to make things better in their school and community. The goal is for the kids to inspire each other and make the kindness spread.

MANJHI will be busy in November! Nancy will be presenting MANJHI MOVES A MOUNTAIN at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, LA Nov. 10 and receiving the 2018 South Asia Book Award, along with illustrator Danny Popovici, at the National Council for Teachers of English in Houston Nov. 16.


WINNER: 2018 South Asia Book Award for grades Pre-K to 4

Junior Library Guild Selection

Eureka Honor Book

Ezra Jack Keats Award Finalist

Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards Finalist

ILA-CBC Children’s Choices List

NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Selection 2018

Check out the Manjhi Moves a Mountain page on Creston Books for a free, downloadable Curriculum Guide that addresses the book’s themes, teaches simple words in Hindi and gives a delicious recipe for roti.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz


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