Ferryboy Nasser


Author: Githa Hariharan
Illustrated by Taposhi Ghoshal

9789386346544 | Centre Stapled | pp. 12 | 2019 | Pratham Books

Nasser felt thrilled when he was asked to be the ferryboy of his grandfather’s ferry. Read on to find out what happens.

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Nasser felt thrilled when he was asked to be the ferryboy of his grandfather’s ferry for one whole day. He felt so grown-up! On that exciting, hot day, there came a miserly customer who thought he knew everything. Join Nasser on this pleasant ferry ride to see who was smarter, the miser or Nasser!


Githa Hariharan
Illustrator: Taposhi Ghoshal




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About the Contributors

Githa Hariharan has written novels, short fiction and essays over the last three decades. Her highly acclaimed work includes The Thousand Faces of Night which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book in 1993, the short story collection The Art of Dying, the novels The Ghosts of Vasu Master, When Dreams Travel, In Times of Siege and Fugitive Histories, and a collection of essays entitled Almost Home: Cities and Other Places. She has also written children’s stories; and edited a collection of translated short fiction, A Southern Harvest, the essay collection From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity and co-edited Battling for India: A Citizen’s Reader.

The illustrator graduated from the College of Art, New Delhi in 1989. She has illustrated several books for children as a freelance illustrator and designer. Presently she is working for many NGOs and leading publishing houses.


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