Rani Lakshmibai (Junior Lives)
Meet the heroes who changed the world!
The story of Lakshmibai is one of courage and innate female power. Find out how the tomboy Manikarnika grew up to be the famous ruler of Jhansi-a wise queen, a much-loved leader of her people and a brave soldier who fought fiercely for her kingdom and gave her life in battle.
Third in a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes better, this engaging biography, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader through the action-packed life of the queen of Jhansi, her trials and her triumphs.
Sonia Mehta is a children's writer who believes that sparking off a child's imagination opens up a world of adventure. She has been writing for children for over two decades. Her body of work is wide-ranging-she created one of India's first dedicated children's newspaper sections; conceptualized the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest for TV; and has written books, songs, poems and stories for leading publishers in India, several African nations, the USA and the UK.
She lives in Mumbai and runs Quadrum Solutions, a content company she co-founded. She is also the co-founder of PodSquad, a retail children's edutainment brand that firmly believes that children learn best when they are having fun.
Most days, Sonia can be found pounding away at her computer-when she is not playing with her dachshunds, the two little loves of her life.