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Grandparent’s Bag of Stories by Sudha Murty published by Penguin India : Book Review

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Author: Sudha Murty
Publisher: Penguin India

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Sudha Murty with her words, once again made the readers fall in love with her writing. The stories that will entertain kids with lessons for life. Each story is beautifully narrated with a lesson for life.

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Grandparents’ Bag of Stories by Sudha Murty is a beautiful book to treasure. It’s about Grandparents who are telling stories to their grandchildren’s who came to visit them. It’s a collection of 19 stories that will bring a smile on your face, will make you understand many things.

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Sudha Murty with her words, once again made the readers fall in love with her writing. The stories that will entertain kids with lessons for life. Each story is beautifully narrated with a lesson for life.

There are many stories like a sibling story, Goddess of luck, Arrival of rice, the world of wheat and many other while we are unaware of. Especially the sibling story. Why Naga Panchami is celebrated is wonderfully explained by the author. I cannot choose any one story to be my favourite, each story is special to me. A must-read book for each one of us, especially for the Lil ones.

Summary

It’s 2020 and children are stuck indoors as the novel coronavirus finds its way into India. A nationwide lockdown is announced and amidst the growing crisis, Ajja and Ajji welcome their grandchildren and Kamlu Ajji into their house in Shiggaon.
From stitching masks, sharing household chores, preparing food for workers to losing themselves in timeless tales, the lockdown turns into a memorable time for the children as they enter the enchanting world of goddesses, kings, princesses, serpents, magical beanstalks, thieves, kingdoms and palaces, among others. The myriad stories told by their grandparents become the biggest source of joy, making the children compassionate, worldly-wise and more resilient than ever.
Following the trail of the best-selling Grandma’s Bag of Stories, India’s favourite author Sudha Murty brings to you this collection of immortal tales that she fondly created during the lockdown period for readers to seek comfort and find the magic in sharing and caring for others. Wonderfully woven in her inimitable style, this book is unputdownable and perfect for every child’s bookshelf!

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