Not everyone has two grandfathers quite like Amol's – distinctly different, interested in everything and afraid of nothing. And when the going gets tough, Amol couldn't ask for a tougher twosome. A bittersweet novel of loss for pre-teens, with effortless humour, restraint and compelling storytelling from a Bal Sahitya Puraskar winning writer.
The five most venomous snake species can all be found in Australia’s Outback — and that’s where Jiyaa is headed on her first school camp since moving to Perth from Mumbai. Mom is NOT happy. Jiyaa is super-thrilled (though she’s trying to act cool).
Lined up on a street are noisy motorbikes, honking cars, crowded buses, impatient autos... In their midst sits Maharani! At the heart of this funny little vignette is a cool-as-a-cucumber cow, an all too familiar character of an Indian streetscape.
What do ancient fragments of cloth found in Egypt have to do with modern-day Gujarat? The answer starts with A — and sets us off through the alphabet, building with blocks of a very different kind! A for Ajrakh, B for Bagh, C for Chhipa… Each letter sparks off an aspect of block printing on textile, so that by Z for Zafran what we get is a fascinating...
“My dear, it’s time for bed,” says Ma. But “Can a frog stand on its head?” wonders her little girl. Lost in a world where she must learn to fly with birds in the sky, snuggle a whale, kiss the kangaroo… she has so much to do! Sleep? Not yet!
When Sun was out people did things, but when Moon appeared all they did was sleep! Moon doesn’t like it. She wants to be noticed. So starting from where the three seas meet at the tip of India she goes to the mountains at the very top, trying to ruffle up waters and get attention. But it doesn’t work!
Nani has gone. Forever. WHERE? asks Nina. Her mother grapples with answers but Nina won’t stop asking. Finally, she finds her own answers, through the warmth of memories, the comfort of imagination – and a little bit of natural science!