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Puffin Classics: The Burmese Box

Puffin Classics: The Burmese Box

Two Novellas

Lila Majumdar
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Lila Mazumdar (Tr. Srilata Banerjee) Intro by Subhadra Sen Gupta
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‘I’m going to find that box, the box that’s been missing for a hundred years … Do you know, there are precious gems in it, worth a king’s ransom? Emeralds the size of a rooster’s egg, rubies as big as pigeons’ eggs, pearls the size of a duck’s egg!Aunt Podi’s treasured Burmese box was a part of family history. When Panchu Mama narrates the hair-raising story of how it was acquired and the mysterious circumstances in which it got lost, Goopy decides to find the fabled box and its precious contents. ‘The Burmese Box’ is an action-packed story of a family on a treasure hunt, as they grapple with devious plans and nasty crooks, a highly suspicious detective and eccentric relatives.In ‘Goopy’s Secret Diary’, con men, hidden treasures, a stolen necklace and the secret of an old mansion make for a fascinating read as we follow Goopy’s rollicking adventures in a forest.Featuring two novellas, The Burmese Box is beloved children’s author Lila Majumdar at her best. Her impeccable style and trademark humour will keep generations of readers in thrall.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Nov/2010

ISBN: 9780143331483

Length : 176 Pages

MRP : ₹199.00

Puffin Classics: The Burmese Box

Two Novellas

Lila Majumdar
,
Lila Mazumdar (Tr. Srilata Banerjee) Intro by Subhadra Sen Gupta

‘I’m going to find that box, the box that’s been missing for a hundred years … Do you know, there are precious gems in it, worth a king’s ransom? Emeralds the size of a rooster’s egg, rubies as big as pigeons’ eggs, pearls the size of a duck’s egg!Aunt Podi’s treasured Burmese box was a part of family history. When Panchu Mama narrates the hair-raising story of how it was acquired and the mysterious circumstances in which it got lost, Goopy decides to find the fabled box and its precious contents. ‘The Burmese Box’ is an action-packed story of a family on a treasure hunt, as they grapple with devious plans and nasty crooks, a highly suspicious detective and eccentric relatives.In ‘Goopy’s Secret Diary’, con men, hidden treasures, a stolen necklace and the secret of an old mansion make for a fascinating read as we follow Goopy’s rollicking adventures in a forest.Featuring two novellas, The Burmese Box is beloved children’s author Lila Majumdar at her best. Her impeccable style and trademark humour will keep generations of readers in thrall.

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Lila Majumdar

Lila Majumdar was a teacher and pioneering children's writer. She wrote over 125 books including a collection of short stories, five jointly authored titles, 9 translated books and 19 edited books.

Lila Mazumdar (Tr. Srilata Banerjee) Intro by Subhadra Sen Gupta