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  • Christmas Stories

    A lactose intolerant Santa with bad table manners, wearing a long red dress with fluffy white cuffs and collar, reveals some classified secrets. A child of mixed parentage celebrates Christmas in his mother’s hometown in Kerala and thinks many new thoughts. In a magical town, every day is Christmas Eve, which is not as much fun as you might expect. These and the five other Christmas stories in this collection celebrate the true spirit of this joyous festival in diverse ways that are sometimes touching and beautiful, sometimes hilarious and amusing. Through these stories that are based in different parts of India and even outside the country, you will discover surprising new facts and traditions associated with this favourite festival.

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  • Diwali Stories

    An eccentric and hilarious grandfather tells the story of the Rocket of Doom, which is the most potent firecracker of all time. Two best friends who are no longer in the same town in USA devise a way to celebrate Diwali together. In a small village by the sea, an all-night storytelling from the Ramayana makes a young boy understand his family better. These and the five other Diwali stories in this collection celebrate the true spirit of this joyous festival in diverse ways that are sometimes touching and beautiful, sometimes hilarious and amusing. Through these stories that are based in different parts of India and even outside the country you will discover surprising new facts and traditions associated with this favourite festival. This collection features stories by: Kaushik Viswanath Monideepa Sahu Uma Krishnaswami Vivek Tandon Subhadra Sengupta Devika Rangachari Salil Chaturvedi Aniruddha Sen Gupta

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  • Animal Stories (Special School Edition)

    Chameleons, hornbills, crowns and bears. Read about them all in this collection of Ruskin Bond’s tales about his encounters with birds and beasts at home and in the wild. This special edition includes questions and activities to inspire discussion and enhance your reading.

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  • Ghost Stories

    Be afraid, very afraid! While reading this collection of spook-tacular stories of ghosts, ghouls, horror and fear that chill and thrill.

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  • the-scholastic-book-of-folktales

    Soak in the culture, traditions and folklore of lands far and near! Get absorbed in this collection of cool, clever and witty folktales from around the world.

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  • Indian Folktales

    In India wondrous things always happen: A gusty princess imperils her life so she can rescue her brothers from the land of the magic bird. A clever zamindar’s wife sets a demon an impossible task. A brave landowner’s wife single-handedly outsmarts a gang of dacoits. In this enchanting collection of India’s timeless folk tales retold by bestselling author Anupa Lal, dauntless women catch thieves, argue with high-handed kings, outwit presumptuous rats and deal with dangerous demons. A Children’s Bookshelf Selection: Each month our editor’s pick the best books for children and young adults by age to be a part of the children’s bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers and top new releases and evergreen books that will help enhance a child’s reading life.

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  • Tales From The Arabian Nights

    In this collection we bring you three of the best-known stories from the Arabian Nights. The tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp with the genie who can make all wishes come true of Ali Baba, who finds a cave full of treasures in the forest and of Sindbad the Sailor whose seven voyages take him to fabulous lands where danger and adventure lurk. Anupa Lal’s lively retelling captures the wonder and magic of the tales.

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    ‘Would you like to hear a story, white camel?’

    A camel with an appetite for stories and a clever cat who loves to snooze are lost in the unending desert. But they aren’t your ordinary creatures and this isn’t the story of just another chance meeting.

    When these two wanderers, a djinn in the form of a baby camel and Prophet Muhammad’s favourite cat, find each other amidst the lurking perils of the dunes, their dogged fight for survival fosters an unlikely friendship.
    As Muezza the cat spins tales around the most enchanting nuggets of Islamic lore, such as the creation of Adam, the spite of Iblis the djinn-turned-angel, the gift of free will, the ninety-nine names of God, the mighty King Suleiman and much, much more, Baby Jaan can’t help but be mesmerized. After all, who can turn down a good story?

    Charmingly whimsical, this reader’s edition of Muezza and Baby Jaan immerses us in an illuminating tale
    about a tender bond and, of course, some enthralling stories.

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    Fourteen brilliant stories that celebrate the best time of the year-the holidays

    Hop, skip and err . . . stumble through your vacations with:

    Ø a clever parrot called Carrot who makes quite the entrance at summer school
    Ø two arch-enemies who battle it out using delicious mango desserts
    Ø a mischievous group of boys who finally meet their match
    Ø a girl with inflamed tonsils who dreams of medicating on vanilla ice cream
    Ø a young boy swallowed whole by a snake who lives to tell the tale
    Ø a celestial being who descends into the chaos of Mumbai for a peaceful holiday
    and many others!

    This great collection of stories of brave adventures, hilarious misadventures, boisterous families, intimate friendships and facing fears is sure to keep you entertained during your break. Featuring tales penned by some of the finest children’s authors, including Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty, Paro Anand, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Nayanika Mahtani, Himanjali Sankar and more.

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  • Tales of Wit and Wisdom: Vikramaditya's Throne

    “A young girl’s father goes missing
    A strange old man insists on his storytelling
    An ancient throne reveals forgotten tales

    When Upa’s father gets kidnapped from the tiny village where he was working, she and her mother move to her great-grandmother’s house in a small town, to recover from the shock. There the dejected and worried mother and daughter are befriended by an odd-looking stranger who insists on telling them stories of King Vikramaditya and his long-lost throne. As Upa and her mother listen to these magical stories they begin to see the goodness in the people around them and recognize the relevance of the tales of King Vikramaditya in their lives today.
    Funny yet thought-provoking, Poile Sengupta’s retelling of these ancient stories makes them come alive like never before.

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  • Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories, The

    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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  • How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other Stories

    These are just some of the questions you will find answered in this delightful collection of stories recounting real-life incidents from the life of Sudha Murty-teacher, social worker and bestselling writer. There is the engaging story about one of her students who frequently played truant from school. The account of how her mother’s advice to save money came in handy when she wanted to help her husband start a software company, and the heart-warming tale of the promise she made-and fulfilled-to her grandfather, to ensure that her little village library would always be well supplied with books.
    Funny, spirited and inspiring, each of these stories teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of doing what you believe is right and having the courage to realize your dreams.

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  • Grandma's Bag of Stories

    Who can resist a good story, especially when it’s being told by Grandma? From her bag emerges tales of kings and cheats, monkeys and mice, bears and gods. Here comes the bear who ate some really bad dessert and got very angry; a lazy man who would not put out a fire till it reached his beard; a princess who got turned into an onion; a queen who discovered silk, and many more weird and wonderful people and animals.

    Grandma tells the stories over long summer days and nights, as seven children enjoy life in her little town. The stories entertain, educate and provide hours of enjoyment to them. So come, why don’t you too join in the fun

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  • Adventures of Rusty, The

    From the time he was a boy living with his grandparents in Dehra; surrounded by an assortment of odd animals; people and relatives; to when he gets sent away to school; then makes his way to London and becomes a writer; Rusty’s had more adventures than we can count.The Adventures of Rusty brings together his best; funniest; most exciting escapades. In these pages there’s Toto; the monkey that travelled in a bag in a train; an encounter with a leopard; life as a young writer in faraway London; and the return home to roots that were always loved and never forgotten.An evergreen classic of children’s writing in India; Rusty’s stories will be enjoyed like never before in this omnibus edition.

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  • Panther's Moon and Other Stories

    Ten unforgettable tales of fascinating human encounters with animals and birds- a man-eater that terrorizes an entire village; the strange and wonderful trust that develops between a fierce leopard and a boy; revengeful monkeys who never forgive a woman who grows dahlias; a crow who genuinely thinks human beings are stupid; and many others- that create a world in which men and wild creatures struggle to survive despite each other: a world where, in the end, one is not quite sure which side one is on.
    Panther’s Moon and Other Stories is another marvellous collection of stories from India’s most-loved author that will once again amuse, enchant, and delight readers of all ages.

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  • Escape from Java and other Tales of Danger

    Join intrepid heroes and dauntless heroines in their quest for survival against earthquakes, fire, floods and bombs! Live life on the edge with five stories of danger and adventure. Flee with Romi as he rides his cycle straight into the river to get away from a fearsome forest fire; listen in to Ruth’s hair-raising story of escape from rioting
    sepoys during the uprising of 1857; read about the author’s miraculous flight from Java as Japanese planes bombard the city; witness the havoc wreaked by the deadliest earthquake ever in Rakesh’s town, Shillong; and watch Sita combat a fatal flood. Written in Ruskin Bond’s inimitable style, with doses of humour and excitement, these
    extraordinary stories are simply unputdownable.

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  • For Kids By Kids (2019)

    For Kids By Kids: Award-winning stories from the Scholastic Writing Awards 2019 showcase the exciting new voices of our country’s young writers.
    Read on to find out what Indian children think, dream and write about.

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  • Indian Tales

    The 16 stories in this collection of Indian heroes and heroines, their adventures, misfortunes and triumphs, of gods and demons and of animals, have been told to generations of children over the years.

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  • Prince and Other Modern Fables, The

    Fairy tales with a difference India’s greatest poet of modern times, Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore was a philosopher, a visionary and a storyteller par excellence. His short, lyrical prose fables, set in a generic fairyland or in everyday locales, are philosophical excursions across magical landscapes that speak to the imaginative child in every reader. The pages of The Prince and Other Modern Fables are full of insightful little stories that reveal the simple truth about life. There is the story of a little boy who has lost his mother, of a tribal girl who is mistaken for a fairy, of a jester who watches a king fight his battles from the sidelines, of a young man who tries to come to terms with his first heartache, and of a modern-day prince who is trying to eke out a living in the unforgiving city. Asking questions that we usually don’t stop to ask ourselves, and often coming up with answers that are surprising in their simplicity, every story sparkles with insights on the human condition, and remains etched in the mind long afterwards. Now available in a lucid and vibrant translation, this classic collection is sure to enchant modern readers who might never have encountered it before.

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    In every corner of India, there is a wealth of folktales-funny, fabulous and fantastical. In this collection, Eunice de Souza brings together one hundred and one wonderful stories, both familiar and unknown. Their subjects are diverse – how the world was made, how kings should rule, the tales of wise and foolish men and women, and animal fables. Some stories are about well-known heroes – Akbar and Birbal, Vikram and Betal, Tenali Raman – while some introduce new ones, like Gulalla Shah, the brave man from the hills, and Parmanand, the reluctant guru from Andhra Pradesh. There are also sundry appearances by the devil, beautiful temptresses and supernatural creatures. This is a true collector’s item, encompassing the entire range and diversity of the oral tradition in different parts of the country, and with bold an vivid illustrations by Sujata Singh.

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