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Author : Mahasweta Devi
Illustrator : Kanyika Kini
Moyna lives in a little tribal village. She cannot go to school because she has to tend goats, collect firewood, fetch water… But she is so full of questions that the postmaster calls her the ‘why-why girl'! In this inspiring and delightful story, her first picture book, acclaimed Jnanpith award-winning writer Mahasweta Devi tells us how she meets Moyna (and her mongoose) and helps her find answers to all the why-whys – in books, that Moyna herself learns to read. Some of the translations have been done by well-known writers: Malayalam by Paul Zacharia, Tamil by Ambai, and Kannada by Girish Karnad.
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|Specifications||24 pages; 10.5” x 8.25”; full colour; soft cover|
|Rights sold||English, Tamil and Malay (Malaysia and Singapore), German (worldwide)|
|Tags||childhood, story about a tribal girl, curiosity, questions, family, friendship, gender, learning, inclusive book|