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Harshita Jerath

Harshita Jerath writes stories that seek to entertain and empower children. She is represented by Beth Marshea of Ladderbird Literary Agency. She shares her views about everyday life on her blog, Her debut picture book, THE LEAPING LADDOO, illustrated by Kamala Nair, will be published by Albert Whitman in March 2022.


Harshita currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her family. Say hello to her at

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The Leaping Ladoo

Albert Whitman, March 1, 2022

ISBN: 9780807544136

Join a frolicking chase on the bustling streets of contemporary India.

Bhago, Bhago as fast as you can Follow the leaping laddoo (luh-DOO), an Indian dessert, as it flees from the hands of its maker and eludes children, a tea seller, a groom on an elephant, and more. Can anyone end this crazy chase?

Featuring vibrant illustrations and sprinkled with Hindi words, this fun read-aloud also includes a laddoo recipe.

THE LEAPING LADOO hits the shelves March1, 2022 and is available for presale now.

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