Nimesh the Adventurer

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A big imagination can make even the dullest journey a dazzling adventure.

Nimesh is walking home from school. Except…there happens to be a shark in the corridor. And a dragon in the library! And why would crossing the road lead to the North Pole? A fun-filled story about a little boy with a BIG imagination!

Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2019 shortlist. Cogan Diversity Picture Book Award 2019 longlist. North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award 2019 longlist.

“The perfect picture book example of how to celebrate inclusion”—The Independent

“An inclusive, funny, joyous book for all”—Playing by the Book

“We had to read this book next in our group because one little boy was actually bouncing up and down in his seat and saying, ‘When are we going to read Nimesh the Adventurer?’”—Cogan Diversity Picture Book Award

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-06-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV051000, JUV037000, JUV002270
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 450
ATOS Reading Level 1.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195531
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh is a British children's book author of East Indian heritage. Working in a large city with people of many different backgrounds, he uses words to reach out and inspire people.

Illustrator: Mehrdokht Amini

Mehrdokht Amini is an Iranian-born children's book illustrator. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal and been invited to participate in the prestigious Bratislava Biennial of Illustrations. She lives in the UK.

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Lantana Global Picture Books

Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →


School Library Journal

“Readers will love the brilliant visuals that accompany Nimesh on his imaginary trek. A fun choice for one-on-one and small group read-alouds.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“This fun, fast-paced narrative will have readers eager to turn the page and imagine their own fanciful scenarios.”—Kirkus Reviews