‘Twas the Night Before Diwali

by Zenia Wadhwani

Illustrations by Manon Lariviere


On the eve of Diwali, the jalebis, chum chums and gulab jamuns are piled high!

But who is the surprise guest that shows up? And where, oh where, are the mithai?


Enjoy this South Asian rendition of a familiar holiday poem

and the introduction of a new character to the much celebrated festival of Diwali.