the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

The Sri Lankan Chronicles by children in Sri Lanka

Written by children ranging from 8 to 16 years, The Sri Lankan Chronicles is a collection of short stories and a poem from Sri Lanka. Two things struck me about this collection. … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Squiggle Takes a Walk by Natasha Sharma

A little Squiggle finds herself alone on a lined page and doesn’t know who she is. She decides to jump into the pages to figure herself out. Is she a … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pashu, Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology by Devdutt Pattanaik

When I asked Devdutt Pattanaik if Indian myths and mythology had been done to death in children’s literature in India, he said,”The assumption here is we ‘know everything’ that the … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Amma Tell Me About series by Bhakti Mathur

When Bhakti Mathur, a banker by profession wanted to tell stories from Indian mythology and folklore to her two young boys, she could not find anything that met her standards. … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horrid High by Payal Kapadia

Ferg Gottin is born to parents who don’t have time for him and can’t wait to be rid of their eleven year old son. So when Mrs Gottin finds a … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Am the Lion by Andrew Toy

“Dorothy can’t get home, but I have a place to live, and I have a Dad………The Tinman has no heart but I want to cry whenever I am alone……….. I … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Petu Pumpkin Tooth Troubles by Arundhati Venkatesh

Seven year old Pushkin, aka Petu wants to become a member of the Gap Club, but he must lose something very important to get its membership. In the meantime, the … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

How To Be a Heroine, Samantha Ellis

Samantha’s Jewish parents escaped persecution from Baghdad and arrived in London to settle into their new lives. Yet, they brought with them not only the memories of a life gone … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vices of Eden by Arpita Bhawal

According to Arpita Bhawal, ” What’s Life, anyways, without good stories that ring true?” Inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Arpita masterfully spins tales,centred around the seven deadly sins and Death, … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

An Interview with Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter. Basu is the author of The Simoqin Prophecies, The Manticore’s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations, the three parts of The … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment