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Zyrus the Virus (e-book)

Author : Zai Whitaker
Illustrator : Niloufer Wadia

What are the Coronas doing down on Dearth? Zyrus, Virion of the Virulii, is anxious. Her nucleic acid is shaking and shivering more than usual. Have the aggressive Coronas taken a well-meant swosh too far? Will it mean extinction for all?


Book details: ISBN 978-93-90126-00-2; 52 pages; 7.75" x 5"; black and white; ages 8+

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Age 8+
Specifications 52 pages, 7.75” x 5”, black and white, soft cover
ISBN 978-93-90126-00-2

What are the Coronas doing down on Dearth? Zyrus, Virion of the Virulii, is anxious. Her nucleic acid is shaking and shivering more than usual. Have the aggressive Coronas taken a well-meant swosh too far? Will it mean extinction for all?

In this sci-fi take on the COVID-19 pandemic, acclaimed writer and naturalist Zai Whitaker turns the tables and gives us a viral view of things! Her trademark humour brings on the chuckles, but beneath it are environmental issues rooted in the reality of today (and tomorrow). A hugely entertaining read, and a great kick-off for some serious thought.

Entertaining and educating!

In Zyrus the Virus (Tulika books, 2020), a sci-fi take on the COVID-19 pandemic, acclaimed writer and naturalist Zai Whitaker turns the tables and gives us a viral view of things! Her trademark humour brings on the chuckles, but beneath it are environmental issues rooted in the reality of today (and tomorrow). Indian Cultural Forum

On an adventure to save the world

Coupled with engaging illustrations by Niloufer Wadia, the book has been authored by Zai Whitaker... What's interesting about Whitaker's writing is the fact that it is didactic without being too in-your-face. It takes a while to note that nail polish being the preferred drink for all viruses because it is available in plenty is actually a comment on consumerism and as a result, landfills. mid-day.com

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Zyrus the Virus (e-book)

Zyrus the Virus (e-book)

What are the Coronas doing down on Dearth? Zyrus, Virion of the Virulii, is anxious. Her nucleic acid is shaking and shivering more than usual. Have the aggressive Coronas taken a well-meant swosh too far? Will it mean extinction for all?


Book details: ISBN 978-93-90126-00-2; 52 pages; 7.75" x 5"; black and white; ages 8+

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