The story revolves around how a little girl, Zara, inspired by her old craft teacher from school, Miss Gappi, takes steps to revive a garden that has over the years been turned into a dump yard. Along the way, the reader is taken on an amazing journey of discovering recycling as well as looking after the environment, all of it woven together with an incredibly tender, heart touching story.
Ahimsa by the author Supriya Kelkar is about India’s fight for Independence through the eyes of a ten year old girl, Anjali. The story revolves around Anjali’s life when her mum joined the ‘Quit India’ movement. The drastic changes in her life, the risks her parents took along with the people who were part of the movement, the peer pressure she experienced from her classmates because her parents were part of the movement and also because she treated the ‘untouchables’ like a normal human being.
The story is short and sweet, perfect for younger children. It teaches children about the loneliness of Noi, the friendship between Noi and the baby whale, the kindness of Noi and how Noi’s dad, who is a single parent here, juggles between work and home.
It’s a story of a little house which is located in a country with beautiful fields, flowers and trees around. The house is curious about the city lights coming from a distance and longs to see what lies there. Soon there is so much of transformation due to urbanization around the house that it longs for the simple, beautiful surroundings from its past.
A book with a great lesson taught in a beautiful simple way. Excellent read to teach the concept of joys and worries which make or break our day sometimes. And how nothing compares to kindness to all.
*Award winning book Book: Varjak Paw Author: SF Said and Dave McKean Type: Paperback Ages: 9-13 years What we like about this book: First of all it’s a very different book. In the story, Varjak…Continue Reading