A beautiful myth from India comes to life in this enchanting, New York Times bestselling picture book.


Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. The village well and pond are dry. Monkey and his friends look everywhere for water, but they have no luck. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. So he sets out to see if the story is true…


This little-known legend, told with dramatic rhythm and illustrated with the colors and textures of India, is sure to delight and inspire.

Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal Share A BUCKET OF BLESSINGS



Surishtha Sehgal

Surishtha Sehgal was a university professor who now enjoys reading with children during story time. She is a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of a nonprofit that supports children’s education and promotes social responsibility in students. She enjoys reading, swimming, listening to classical music and jazz. She lives with her family in Atlanta.

Kabir Sehgal

Kabir Sehgal started his class newspaper in second grade and has been writing ever since. A bestselling author of several adult and children’s books, he is also the winner of multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards as well as a military veteran. He lives in New York.

Together they have written six children’s books including, A Bucket of Blessings, which was adapted into a stage production at the Alliance Theatre, The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and Festival of Colors were selected as “A book All Young Georgians Should Read” by the Ga. Center for the Book. Forthcoming releases are Thread of Love, P is For Poppadoms, Mother Goes to India.

A Bucket of Blessings has been turned into a stage performance at the Alliance Theater. 

Based on the New York Times bestselling children’s book “A Bucket of Blessings” by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal.  For more information, visit The Alliance Theatre.


This show is part of the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.



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