The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories

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Author: Sudha Murty
Illustrated by Priya Kuriyan

9780143333630 | PB | pp. 226 | 2015 | Puffin Books

This book contains several folk tales which the authors grandparents told her. In one such tale an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum.

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A princess who thinks she was a bird, a coconut that cost a thousand rupees and a shepherd with a bag of words, kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men and women come alive in this sparkling new collection of stories. The clever princess will only marry the man who can ask her a question she cannot answer. The orphan boy outwits his greedy uncles with a bag of ash and an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum.

These were the tales the author’s grandparents told her. She recounts them in this book so that they may be shared with many more readers, of all ages.

Additional information

Author:

Sudha Murty
Illustrator: Priya Kuriyan

ISBN:

9780143333630

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

226

Year of Publication:

2015

Publisher:

Puffin Books

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written novels, technical books, travelogues, collections of short stories and non-fictional pieces and four books for children. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. She was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006 and the Attimabbe Award from the government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature in 2011.

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