From the publisher, "A tender, beautifully illustrated story about a girl in America and her grandmother in India, whose love stretches between languages and cultures_ã”and across the world.
When Jyoti visits her grandmother halfway around the world, she is overwhelmed by the differences between India and home. At first she feels lonely and out of place, but soon, despite a language barrier, she and Sita Pati are able to understand each other. They form a bond_ã”looking at books together, making designs with colored sand, shopping at the market, playing games, eating chapatis, and sipping warm milk with saffron to bring sweet dreams. When it_ã_s time to part, Jyoti doesn_ã_t want to leave, but then she remembers that in Tamil, people don_ã_t say goodbye, they say _ã–I_ã_ll go and come back._ã Sure enough, the two reunite the next summer when Pati visits Jyoti in America, and it_ã_s Jyoti_ã_s turn to make her grandmother feel welcome. Can they create some special memories that will last until the next time they see each other?"