Friday, November 19, 2010

Bookaroo in the City (Day 3) : Celebrating National Book Week

Have you ever fallen into the pages of a book and fallen off your chair laughing? Have you ever smelled the earth as you see the picture of rain falling on parched mud? Pratham Books brings you such magic in your world with books! Pratham Books is proud to present "Bookaroo in the City" across 22 schools in Delhi. And guess who all are coming? Anthony Horowitz, Cindy Jefferies, Paro Anand, Lian Tanner ....and many other exciting names from the world of books.

Manisha Chaudhry says...

On 18th November, a 'Bookaroo in the City' event was held in collaboration with National Book Trust as part of their National Book Week celebrations.

Prakash Manu, well known author and recently retired editor of the popular Hindi magazine "Nandan" had an audience of over 300 children fully involved in his stories. There were children from Pratham Learning Centres, Bluebells School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, The Tamil School and they listened to Prakash ji with rapt attention. Prakash ji told the stories with such grandfatherly affection that the children felt free to ask him many questions. One child even asked him how he managed to change the expression on his face as he talked of different characters and he said it was because he goes deep into his stories...It was treat to see his passion for books and his love for the children.

View more images from all the 'Bookaroo in the City' events here.

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