Salim The Knife-Sharpener


Author : R Amarendran

Illustrator : Ashok Rajagopalan

9789350467107 | PB | pp. 24 | 2018 | Tulika Books

When Salim the knife-sharpener decides to cross the jungle in search of work, he runs into a customer he didn’t bargain for in his ‘wildest’ dreams! Cheerful pictures liven this humorous tale that ends with a delightfully ‘sharp’ twist!

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Kutak-katak… zoing-zoing… bzzzt-bzzzt… zzzk-zzzk… Salim goes from village to village sharpening knives. But who needs knives sharpened every day? Some days he hardly makes enough money for a good meal. Now, with Eid coming, he decides to try his luck on the other side of the jungle. Does he get enough work? Does he get a good meal? Cheerful pictures liven this humorous tale that ends with a delightfully ‘sharp’ twist!

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About the Author

About the Author
R Amarendran has been writing stories since the age of fourteen. His big dream was to author books for children. He is now a stage and film actor. Siri’s Smile was his first book with Tulika.

About the Illustrator
Ashok Rajagopalan is an innovative animator and master raconteur. He has been drawing pictures for children for a long time, and believes that anyone who wants to can draw. He enjoys writing and spends a lot of time reading. He lives with his wife and two children in a peaceful suburb of Chennai.


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