The Parakeet That Squawked In English And Other Bird Stories


Author: Ranjit Lal
Illustrated by Anusha Menon

9789351032762 | PB | pp. 192 | 2014 | Scholastic

The Parakeet That Squawked In English And Other Bird Stories is an exciting and adventurous book of bird stories for children based on careful observation of bird behaviour.

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Meet the screechers and shriekers, a gang of untidy, garrulous and opinionated jungle babblers that hang out in a garden in Goa, led by the redoubtable frowzle and their neighbours including Banshee the sagacious Barn Owl and his wife Bimbo, hood the crow, don dada the Pushy Pigeon. Amber the brahmini kite and Psitta and Cula the always smooching parakeet. Together they must deal with kidnappers, corrupt cops, a nasty kid with a catapult, a killjoy minister of Cultural Propriety, not to mention the evil intentions of Dhaman the rat snake and Gorgon and Zola the pair of nasty bandicoots in a series of adventures where’s there never a quiet moment.


Ranjit Lal
Illustrator: Anusha Menon







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About the Author

The author has been watching, listening and writing about birds formany years. These stories are based on some of his observations of bird behaviour- and may or may not be true. You’kk have to watch birds carefully to find out…


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