An inquisitive lizard gets caught in a shoebox. An Orange duck changes its luck. A lion agonizes over his lost teeth. A mosquito decides to spend its short life helping humans. Read about the exciting misadventures of various creatures as they wriggle and nibble their way out of tight spots in this collection of funny and sensitive short stories.
Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in Kairos City with their father, Nabil. The few live in luxury, whilst the millions like them crowd together in compounds, surviving on meager rations and governed by Freedom Fields – the organisation that looks after you, as long as you opt-in.
The bees have long disappeared; instead, children must labour on farms, pollinating crops so that the nation can eat. But Nabil remembers Before and he knows that the soul needs to be nourished as much as the body so, despite the risk, he teaches his children how to grow flowers on a secret piece of land hidden beneath the train tracks.
The farm Shifa and Themba are sent to are hard and cruel. Themba won’t survive there and Shifa comes up with a plan to break them out. But they have no idea where they are – their only guide is a map drawn from the ramblings of a stranger.
The journey ahead is fraught with danger, but Shifa is strong and knows to listen to her instincts – to let hope guide them home. The freedom of a nation depends on it
It’s the summer holidays, and Lucky, the Cocker Spaniel puppy, Adit and Zara spend a few days at Nana and Nani’s house. There, they meet Vincent, the parrot, and Sabby, the tortoise. Vincent learns to screech, ‘Lucky! LUCKY!’ at all odd times, and Sabby tends to disappear. A dog. A parrot. A tortoise. Summer holidays. Nana and Nani’s house. Can things get more fun? Told through a dog’s eyes, this story will make you shriek with laughter, and wish that summer never ends. Lucky, It’s Summer! is the third book in the Lucky series. As with the first two books – Lucky, It’s Diwali! and Lucky, It’s Not Just a Christmas Story! – it is guaranteed to worm its way into your heart.
This book tells the stories of ten Indian women who were pioneers in diverse fields. While their stories and challenges are different, what is common is that they all opened up the way for all women to achieve their dreams. Savitribai Phule | kadambini Ganguly | cornelia sorabji | anusuya Sarabhai | jaddan Bai Hussain | Lakshmi Sahgal | Indira Gandhi | a Lalitha | CB muthamma | Pt Usha award-winning writer Shruthi Rao writes absorbing tales of the lives, times and societies that these women lived and worked in.
The Woodcutter has come to cut the ancient Deodar tree up in the forests of the Himalayas. The animals and birds are determined to save their friend from him. This riveting tale is about the friendship between the animals and the trees. The plan they come up with to distract the Woodcutter will keep the reader engrossed : How were the Himalayas formed? How does a small stream reach the sea? Packed with information and stories about nature’s happenings, told through the voice of various animals, this is a story set in a Himalayan forest in Sirmaur.
Interspersed with a mix of fact and fiction one meets cinnamon sparrows, parakeets, the Monal pheasant and the black-faced langurs along with a mythical Blue Bird and a magical plum tree. Sparkling with humour and imagination, this story promises to entertain children with its creativity and conversational tone, and even spurs them to create their own origin theories.