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The Runaway Peppercorn (English)

Author : Suchitra Ramadurai
Illustrator : Ashok Rajagopalan

The award-winning story of a peppercorn that refuses to be ground into chutney, with lively pictures that keep the book pounding with energy.

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Age 5+
Specifications 28 pages; 7” x 9.5”; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 81-8146-119-3

Amminikutty Amma picks out the last peppercorn from her spice box to make some tasty onion chutney. But little Kurumolagu has no intention of being ground and eaten just yet. With a desperate Amminikutty Amma hot on his heels, he hops, jumps, skids, brakes, revs and races his way away. This ‘beautifully told and very charming story' was chosen for an award in the 2003-2004 Commonwealth Short Story Competition from among 3700 entries. The lively animation-style pictures keep the book pounding with energy.

Simple yet catchy narration

Narration is very simple yet catchy, leaving us rooting for the little kuru-molagu as he rolls away to his freedom. The constant motion, the close-calls, the fast-paced nature of the animated peppercorn makes this a sure success with the little ones. The illustrations by the well-known Ashok Rajagopalan, who has been delighting children and adults alike for over a decade, set the tempo and capture the wee minds by complementing the story with an animated and easy-to-follow structure. Saffron Tree

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The Runaway Peppercorn (English)

The Runaway Peppercorn (English)

The award-winning story of a peppercorn that refuses to be ground into chutney, with lively pictures that keep the book pounding with energy.

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