Book: The Bird with Golden Wings
Author: Sudha Murty
Ages: 8-11 years
Sudha Murty is one writer whose understanding of Indian upbringing style, values and ethos is incredible. She almost effortlessly conveys it time and again through her stories while keeping the readers – both kids & adults entertained. This book is yet again another gem from her and will definitely make children ask for more and more.
The Bird with Golden Wings is a children’s book of enchanting tales. It has 21 short stories about magical creatures, Kings and ordinary men who sometimes make one laugh and at other times give a lesson on basic human values of being kind and good at heart.
It has stories about a poor girl who was rewarded by a golden bird for her kindness and about a fisher woman who had to pay the price for being too greedy. It has Prince Amritsena outsmarting sage Kashyap’s disciples and Rohini who learns the trick of catching a goddess.
There are stories about a village girl’s sacrifice and bravery. On one hand you will laugh reading about King Parikshit who had donkey ears and on the other hand wonder how Manjunath will teach his son Anil a lesson in wisdom.
All in all, each story is a fun read and leaves the reader with a message on wisdom and values in life.
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