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The Marine Sage (English)

Author : Suniti Namjoshi
Illustrator : Shefalee Jain

On a visit to Australia, there is much excitement with hi-tech gadgets and journeys underwater and on dragonback. Only the elephant is worried — will she finally find her name?

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Age 8+
Specifications 84 pages, 8.5" x 5.5", black & white, soft cover
Rights sold English with Chinese (worldwide except Mainland of China)
ISBN 978-81-88733-29-3
First Published 2004
Tags adventure, modern fairytale, sci-fi, Australia, dragon, elephant, animals, , gender, series, travel, friends

Aditi and friends are on a mission again, this time to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. From flights on dragonback over blue-green oceans to trips underwater there is much excitement in store. Only the elephant is worried. Will she finally find her name? The third in the series, this book fast-forwards fairytale adventure into contemporary mode, complete with hi-tech gadgetry and laser beam spewing dragons. What makes it truly special is the skilled touch of a writer who is as sensitive to emotion as she is receptive to technology, and fuses them in unexpected ways.

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 Marine Sage (English)

The Marine Sage (English)

On a visit to Australia, there is much excitement with hi-tech gadgets and journeys underwater and on dragonback. Only the elephant is worried — will she finally find her name?

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