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The Magic Drum And Other Favourite Stories

The Magic Drum And Other Favourite Stories

Sudha Murty’s collection of 30+ classic short stories and folk tales for children, ages 9-12

Sudha Murty
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Features over 30 stories from India’s most beloved storyteller Sudha Murty
Includes popular stories like ‘A Fair Deal’, ‘Nine Questions for a Princess’ and ‘The Wise King’

Kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men and women come alive in this sparkling new collection of stories. The clever princess will only marry the man who can ask her a question she cannot answer; the orphan boy outwits his greedy uncles with a bag of ash; and an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum.

Sudha Murty’s grandparents told her some of these stories when she was a child; others she heard from her friends from around the world. These delightful and timeless folk tales have been her favourites for years, and she has recounted them many times over to the young people in her life. With this collection, they will be enjoyed by many more readers, of all ages.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Jan/2015

ISBN: 9780143333630

Length : 216 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

The Magic Drum And Other Favourite Stories

Sudha Murty’s collection of 30+ classic short stories and folk tales for children, ages 9-12

Sudha Murty

Features over 30 stories from India’s most beloved storyteller Sudha Murty
Includes popular stories like ‘A Fair Deal’, ‘Nine Questions for a Princess’ and ‘The Wise King’

Kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men and women come alive in this sparkling new collection of stories. The clever princess will only marry the man who can ask her a question she cannot answer; the orphan boy outwits his greedy uncles with a bag of ash; and an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum.

Sudha Murty’s grandparents told her some of these stories when she was a child; others she heard from her friends from around the world. These delightful and timeless folk tales have been her favourites for years, and she has recounted them many times over to the young people in her life. With this collection, they will be enjoyed by many more readers, of all ages.

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Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon, north Karnataka. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fiction pieces, and bestselling books for children. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She weaves magical tales and especially enjoys writing for young readers. A generation of children has grown up reading her books and her stories are available in textbooks across schools in India.

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