About the Book :
Saraswati’s Way by Monika Schroder is a children’s book. Akash, who is just 12, loves numbers. His fondness for Math is only natural. He has mastered all that his village school teacher has taught him. Due to the shortage of money, his desire to learn Math is thwarted. His dad tells him that destiny lies in the hands of God. Akash believes that Goddess Saraswati will help him in his pursuit of Knowledge. His hope is shattered when his father dies. Life turns the picture upside down and he is forced to work in stone quarry. There is no way he can escape the slavery. He’ll never be able to make enough to support his education. Somehow he manages to escape to New Delhi.
Saraswati’s Way portrays his trials and tribulations. He is faced with hardship, there is a temptation to give in, but, Akash makes right choices. His utmost faith in God helps him to overcome all the obstacles. At last, Goddess Saraswati, grants him his wishes.
About the Author :
Monika Schroder grew up in a small town Ruhr Valley in Germany. After completing her Master’s in History and Social Studies, she worked as a Research Assistant in German Parliament. Post Marriage, she moved to Cairo. She has been associated with International schools and has taught in Egypt, Chile and Oman. In the year 2002, she moved along with her husband to India. She is working as the elementary school librarian with the American Embassy School in New Delhi. Her major works include ‘The dog in the wood’ and ‘Saraswati’s Way’. Her book ‘My brother’s Shadow will be out in September, 2011.