Laughing Skull is yet another collection of “scary” stories from India’s favourite author, Ruskin Bond. And it has one of his greatest trademarks throughout, his nostalgia. I’ve sort of grown up reading RB, as most other children here and what I loved most among his books was A Face In The Fark And Other Hauntinfs. I remember sitting in my cocoon swing and reading it into the night while wrapped up in a big blanket to keep the cold(and the potential ghosts) away. Continue reading
How many here are fans of Enid Blyton? You remember reading the books into the night with a torch under the sheets? I do, so when I found out that an illustrator I wanted to interview (for the Gita For Children) had also done the covers of the Secret series for Enid Blyton, I almost whooped in glee. Meet Sayan Mukherjee, the illustrator who has gotten to do the covers one of the most iconic books ever. (I’m not sure if I’m talking about the Gita or Enid Blyton here. Lol)
1. The Gita is very important in our country and the Gita for children is very important since it’s probably their first introduction to the writings. How was the experience?
#Tweenache101: First, there’s PMS (it’s real and it’s painful and can someone please make it stop?). Second, there’s #The Boy. Yes, that’s right. The BOY. And third, there’s a #New Dad in the picture. Actually, he’s an old dad, but if Nina’s never met him before, he totally counts as new, right? And worst of all, there’s the #Nerd Wars. There’s a new nerd in the classroom and she might be even nerdier than Nina.
This. Can’t. Be. Good.
From the author of How To Stop Your Grownup From Making Bad Decisions, here’s another hilarious season in the life of #NinaThePhilosopher.
“The wordkeeper was taken; abducted right under my nose. That left my final hope, the new wordkeeper.”
Anya’s carefree teenage life is thrown into turmoil when her mother is abducted, passing on the mantle of wordkeeper to her. Her only ally for this task is a cursed immortal warrior.
In another part of the country, village boy Bilal dismisses tales about a prophecy claiming he is a messiah … until the day his dearest friend is killed in a case of mistaken identity.
Anya and Bilal need to find each other so they can fufil the old prophecy and destroy their common enemy, the vengeful god who pursues them.
The first of a trilogy, this book takes you on a breathtaking journey of fantasy and adventure, through modern cities, ancient cremation grounds, mythical planets and mystical mountains.