Where Three Oceans MeetNew
“I want to see what’s at the end of the earth!”
Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India. Along the way, they share meals, visit markets, and catch up with old friends.
For Pati, the trip retraces spaces she knows well. For Mommy, it’s a return to the place she grew up. For Sejal, it’s a discovery of new sights and sounds. The family finds their way to Kanyakumari, where three oceans meet, and delight in making it to the end of the earth together.
This own voices picture book celebrates the beauty of India and the enduring love of family.
What Left Me Wanting More:
The beginning of the story doesn’t really set up their background for us to understand that the reason Senjal isn’t fluent when she speaks to her Pati is that they have come from America on a visit. It isn’t until the end that there is more clarity on how the trip to the tip of India came about.
The love of family shines through the pictures and text of the story. It is easy to see that it is not so much the destination but all the memories and time spent together along the journey that strengthens their bonds to each other. This book gives a little glimpse into the rich culture of India in the food, activities, and places they travel to arrive where the three oceans meet.