Aditi Adventures: The Vesuvian Giant (Book 5)
Author: Suniti Namjoshi
Illustrated by Shefalee Jain
9788181463425 | PB | pp. 68 | 2007 | Tulika Publishers
In this fifth installment, Goldie a dragon goes missing. Aditi and friends go on a quest to find her and in doing so encounter a Vesuvian giant, knowledgeable Sybil and a magic mirror.
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Goldie is missing! Following a clue that a golden dragon was seen diving into the heart of a blue grotto, Aditi and her friends fly on Opal to the beautiful hillside of Cumae. The search leads to encounters with the Sybil who knows everything, a magic mirror, and the tantrum throwing, earthquake-causing, lava-spewing Vesuvian Giant. Aditi’s adventures take children each time to a different part of the world. This fifth one is set around the island of Capri in Italy. But, again as always, the enduring charm of the book is in its layered depths, in the gentle insights into true friendship, true strength and the power of compassion.
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About the Contributors
Suniti Namjoshi, based in Southwest England, has published many books of fables abd poetry since her first work of fiction in 1981, the classic Feminist Fables. Her recent books for adults are The Fabulous Feminists and Foxy Aesop. Her children’s books include Little i, Bule and Other Stories, The Boy and the Dragon Stories, and the Aditi series.
Shefalee Jain had attained her Masters degree in fine arts from MS University, Vadodara. She now teaches in Ambedkar University, Delhi.
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