Author: Manjula Padmanabhan,
Paro Anand/Deepa Agarwal
Contributor(s)/Artis: Adithi Rao, Aditi De, Poile Sengupta
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143330373
Girls, as everyone knows, are the best.
In this collection, you will find that they can often be even better than that.
Plucky girls. Not-so-lucky girls. Bright girls. Short-of-height girls. Quick girls. Always up-to-tricks girls. Go through these pages to find the most exciting bunch girls there is—Miss Patiala Junior the beauty queen who plays a sharp game of football; Bela, a budding detective who investigates sandwiches and other such mysteries; Kavita, a spunky girl who stands up to a giant; Nina, the incurable mischief-maker who lands in a weird school that threatens to mend her ways; and Maggi, the one with noodle curls, who learns that there is big comfort in little things. There is also a gutsy village girl whose admiration for a TV news anchor gets her brother out of a mess; a really short girl who works her way up into the basketball team; a chirpy Egyptian-mummy-fan who sticks up for what she thinks is right; a top-of-the-class prefect who suddenly finds herself labelled a thief; a clever schoolgirl caught between a bully and a scholarship; and a keen quizzer who discovers she can—really, actually—change the world!
Favourite Stories for Girls is a collection of stories—some serious, some funny, some in-between—about girls who are champions, each in her own special way. Written by some of India’s best children’s writers—all big girls!—Manjula Padmanabhan, Poile Sengupta, Paro Anand, Chatura Rao, Deepa Agarwal, Adithi Rao, Aditi De and many others—they are sure to become your all-time favourites.
Age group of target audience: 10+
1. Plumpie and Pommy
3. The Giant and the Unprincess
4. Summons for Nina
5. Something from the Mountain,
Something from the Stream
6. See You Shortly
8. The Mummy Factor
9. Hide - and - Seek
10. The Scholarship
11. How Rifka made things right
Notes on Contributors