Books, Children's Book Review, Podcast Interviews, travel

Children’s Book Author, Julie Samra, Pulls from World Travel to Create Rich Stories for Young Readers

Listen to my conversation with Julie Samra on Hodge Podge Podcast HERE!

Julie Samra is the author of an adorable children’s chapter picture book, Kadoo and Ladoo: Mystery of the Missing Necklace. The book’s colorful pages are filled with sweet messages and Indian heritage.

The book features two best friends, Kadoo and Ladoo who live in an Indian village and are always searching for excitement. The little detectives discover their aunt’s favorite necklace has gone missing and begin a journey that takes them seeking clues throughout their village.

The book is a perfect elementary school chapter book that will keep it’s readers engaged and turning the pages while teaching children about responsibility, friendship, and embracing different cultures. It is a great addition to any home or school library, as well as classrooms.

To purchase a copy of the book, go HERE!

About the Author:

Julie Samra holds a Master’s degree in Counseling/ Psychology and a BA in Sociology.  She worked as a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in clinical settings with parents, children and families, facing some of life’s toughest challenges.

In 2007, Julie met a wonderful British/Indian man while living in Boston who would become her husband. A few months after getting married, they moved to Asia for six years. During their two years living in Shanghai, China Julie gave birth to their son. And while living in Hyderabad, India for three years, she gave birth to her daughter. In between those two countries, they lived for a year in Tokyo, Japan.

During those incredibly eye opening years while living overseas, Julie immersed herself in the food, language, culture and experiences of the countries they lived in and visited. And while she can’t say every minute of her life overseas was an exciting, wonderful experience (food poisoning while pregnant and caring for a two year old, anyone?) it was always an adventure.

Her stories are inspired by her time living in India as well as visiting her husband’s family in England and his family’s farm in Punjab, India (pet monkeys included!).

Julie and her family have recently returned to Asia and are currently living in Singapore with their new puppy, Sherlock.

Learn more about Julie here:

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