Friday, April 13, 2007

The Secrets of Kalindi

Have you ever had the urge to protect an elephant from poachers? Or work with a scientist who's doing research in solar energy? Have you wished for the power to motivate a whole village or help a group of women achieve their dreams?

If you are looking for action, adventure and fun, then this is the book for you. The Secrets of Kalindi has many, many stories within it, and many, many endings. You are the star of this book. You decide what you want to do! So go ahead and choose the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will make your picture. Learn a little about how you can help Planet Earth - our only home. Happy adventuring!

Hindustan Times
(December 13, 1998)

Have fun reading and enjoy the puzzles too.
(The Hub for Kids in Chennai)

This book is no ordinary book. In this book you literally write your own story! You should not read this book from the first page to the last. Read till the end of a page and choose from the options open to you. This will take you on different trails.This example is worth noting!You and your friends are ready to go on a two-day excursion to Kalindi Kunj. You reach the place by nightfall and you go to sleep. The next morning you find that you are up before everyone else. You feel that there is time for a little exploration. You have the following options:If you want walk to the ruins go to page 50If you want to go off on your own turn to page 8 If you decide to stay with the group go to page 6...

The story keeps branching! The rest is up to you. You are the one who chooses the path.With eye-catching illustrations and mysterious touch, ‘The Secrets of Kalindi’ has many stories within it that leads you to different endings. Brought out by Katha Publishers, this book is by Geeta Dharmarajan and is priced at Rs. 75.

- J Anirudh, Class 9, Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar
The Author
Geeta Dharmarajan
The Illustrator
Atanu Roy

Publishers: Katha
Category: Katha Books for Children/Balkatha/A Jaldi Adventure Book
Statistics: 80 pages
ISBN 81-85586-44-6 [PB]
Price: Rs 75 [India and the subcontinent only]

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