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The Vesuvian Giant (English)

Author : Suniti Namjoshi
Illustrator : Shefalee Jain

Goldie the dragon is missing! Following a clue, the friends head to Cumae in Italy where they meet the Sybil who knows everything, and the tantrum-throwing Vesuvian Giant.

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Age 8+
Specifications 68 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", black & white, soft cover
ISBN 978-81-8146-342-5
First Published 2007
Tags adventure, modern fairytale, sci-fi, Greece, Capri, Italy, dragon, animals, gender, series, travel, friends

Goldie is missing! Following a clue that a golden dragon was seen diving into the heart of a blue grotto, Aditi and her friends fly on Opal to the beautiful hillside of Cumae. Thier search leads to encounters with the Sybil who knows everything, a magic mirror, and the tantrum throwing, earthquake-causing, lava-spewing Vesuvian Giant. Aditi's adventures take children each time to a different part of the world. This fifth one is set around the island of Capri in Italy. But, again as always, the enduring charm of the book is in its layered depths, in the gentle insights into true friendship, true strength and the power of compassion.

A bold trend

When the author is a feminist, this part adventure, part fantasy tale is more than just a book: It's a bold trend in children's literature… Aditi is Indian, wears salwar-kameez and plaits her hair. (This is how illustrator Shefalee Jain imagined her). However, Aditi is not in a limiting/closed 'Indian' world. Like any child in the world, she too has desires to know more, about the worlds and peoples and creatures of distant lands. Boloji.com

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The Vesuvian Giant (English)

The Vesuvian Giant (English)

Goldie the dragon is missing! Following a clue, the friends head to Cumae in Italy where they meet the Sybil who knows everything, and the tantrum-throwing Vesuvian Giant.

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