Queen of Fire by the brilliant historian Devika Rangachari is the third in the ‘Queens’ series and unfolds the tale of the feisty, bold Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi. I was intrigued when I got it as unlike the other two queens Dida of Kashmir and Prithvi Mahadevi, who were lost in the pages of history, Rani of Jhansi was a rather well known queen. I wondered what else could I discover about her…
This book is a special treat for the youngest readers to be introduced to the rich world of Ruskin Bond. A delightful read as the master storyteller, the child in this book takes your little one on the rides on land, water and air. The illustrations by Samrat Halder add a beautiful layer allowing the child to visualise the characters, their dressing style and the modes of travel vividly and with ease.
Title: Just Like Papa Author: Nandita da Cunha Illustrated by Shreya Sen Type: Paperback Age Group: 6-9 years Of kids’ dreams & struggles and a brush with failure… Just like Papa, a beautiful picture book…Continue Reading
Title: Queen of Earth Author: Devika Rangachari Type: Paperback Age Group: 12+ years After the brilliant tale of Didda in ‘Queen of Ice’, author and historian Devika Rangachari brings us the tale of Prithvimahadevi, the…Continue Reading
Title: Gravepyres School For The Recently Deceased Author: Anita Roy Type: Hardcover Age group: 10 years+ ‘Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased’ was, for a change, a read picked by my 11 year old and…Continue Reading