A mystery novel for kids, set in Bangalore, Riddle of the Seventh Stone, is to be launched in the city this week.
Published by Young Zubaan, and written by Monideepa Sahu, the book is about Rishabh the rat and Shashee the spider, who are quite happy with the way they are: rummaging around in Venkat Thata’s wonderful, musty, dusty, rare herb shop in the heart of Bangalore. Until, that is, they stumble upon a magical powder and find themselves transformed into human children.
It’s not easy being a kid! There’s school and homework and wearing clothes and – yuk! – having to use soap… but even worse, their home is under threat from an evil moneylender known as the Shark.
Can Rishabh solve the cryptic clues that lead to King Kempe Gowda’s fabulous treasure before the Shark can get to it? Will the vermin survive Ajji’s herbal pesticide attack? Will Shashee be able to spin her way out of this tangled web of intrigue?
With the help off other children, friendly cockroaches, cheeky mosquitoes and a very Big Bandicoot, they set out of prove that no problem is too big even for the smallest of creatures.
Date: Oct 9th,Saturday
Time: 5 PM
Place: Reliance Timeout, Cunningham Road, Bangalore
Anita Roy of Zubaan books will be launching it.