Friday, November 26, 2010

Bookaroo in the City (Day 7) : Enthusiastic Readers Meet an Equally Enthusiastic Author

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.

Iswarya Subbiah says...

The students of Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri had the absolute pleasure of starting the day by listening to Australian author Wendy Orr. Author of the beloved children's book 'Nim's Island' , which was later made into a major Hollywood motion picture, Wendy Orr spoke to the children about her own journey as an author. She regaled the children with stories of her own childhood, how she started writing and where she got her inspiration from. She also read out from her book, 'The Princess and The Panther'.

The session was an interactive one with children pitching in with opinions, comments and answers. How much the kids enjoyed the session was evident in the enthusiastic questioning of the author after she finished her talk. Almost every child had something to ask or say. Wendy Orr answered each question patiently and with much joy. The session was everything that Bookaroo is representative of : a fun event with much to learn from. The students at Sanskriti School loved the session and a few even had to be forcibly ushered out of the room at the end of the session. It was a pleasure to see the response Wendy Orr received, for it reflected the interest of the children in books, stories and the world of imagination.

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

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