Muchkund and His Sweet Tooth
Author: Madhav Gadgil
Illustrated by Maya Ramaswamy
9788184794120 | Centre Stapled | pp. 32 | 2020 | Pratham Books
Bears, bees and blossoms are three enchanting building blocks of our natural world. Read about conservation and harmony in this interesting story.
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Bears, bees and blossoms are three enchanting building blocks of our natural world. The Indian rock bee is called a giant bee because it is one of the biggest honeybees in the world. Rock bees forage by moonlight. Scientists have been working with forest dwellers to safeguard rock bees, a part of our precious natural heritage. In this informative tale, Muchkund and his bright gang of ghosts have a clever way of dealing with the burning issue of forest offenders)
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About the Contributors
The author is a field ecologist in love with the hills and forests of India and their denizens – animal, vegetable and human. Educated at Pune and Harvard, he spent long years at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. Along with scientific papers and books, he wrote a fortnightly children’s column for The Hindu. His distinctions include the Harvard University’s Centennial Medal, Volvo Environment Prize and the Padma Bhushan.
The illustrator brings landscapes alive in her paintings. She creates identity, movement in the pictures she illustrates. Her work can be seen in many books on wildlife, both for children and adults.
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