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Ten Heads for Tanuj

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Nine-year-old Tanuj loves to listen to the story of Ravana and his ten heads. One night, after Amma narrates the story for the 145th time, Tanuj goes to bed chanting, 'East or West, Ravana is the Best'. The next morning, he wakes up to find that he has grown nine new heads!

Read this hilarious yet heart-warming story to find out if Tanuj ever got back to being a one-headed
Paperback, 56 pages
Published September 30th 2018 by HarperCollinsChildrensBooks
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Madhuri Y.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A neat story that brings home and to the class room, mythology and Ravana, of all the characters. And the way I read it, it's also telling us that high-degree competition and standing first in class aren't what school and learning are about. That's the deeper learning from the story! ...more
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The story is about the 9 years old Tanuj. He lives with his parents in India. After being in a festival for Ravana, his mother tells him a bedtime story about him. This was his favorite. Before falling a sleep he thinks about the story. In the morning he wakes up with ten heads just like Ravena. How he and him family are going to handle to situation? Why this happen the Tanuj? Those Questions are going to be answered in the book.

The book shows us an interesting situ
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was offered a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

When his mother tells him of the trials and skills of the great Ravana (also known for his intelligence), Tanuj has a moment of hero-worship which culminates in a little pre-sleep chant.

“East or West, Ravana is the best. East or West, Ravana is the best. East or West, Ravana is the best!”

Unfortunately, Ravana himself is listening, and he gives Tanuj an unexpected gift. What’s a boy to do when he wakes up with nine extra hea
G.J. Griffiths
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amusing, children-s
This story is about Tanuj, a boy, who falls asleep one night and wakes up with ten heads just like Ravana, a great Indian king whose tales Tanuj enjoys so much. The tale continues to explore the kind of problems he would encounter, such as combing his hair and brushing his teeth while in a hurry to get to school. His parents are eager to help because of a bet his mother had with the parent of another child. It was about Tanuj winning the school’s top attendance award. But of course this is not t ...more
Kalpana Ramrakhyani
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Had brought this for my niece a gift and she instantly fell in love!
Brilliantly conceived and written! Especially good for children that don't get much exposure to our culture and mythology (she lives in Spain, so was doubly fascinated by a man who has ten heads!)
Lorna Wilson
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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In author, Priya Narayanan’s book, “Ten Heads for Tanuj,” fantasy becomes reality as Tanuj listens to his favorite bedtime story, “Ravana the Greatest of all Asura Kings.” Tanuj is intrigued by the story and falls asleep with the fantasy on his mind. To his dismay, he awakens to find himself with ten heads, just like Ravana, the character in the story. However, when Appa, Tanuj’s mother, and Amma, the storyteller, become aware of his predicament, they are alarmed. Yet, everyone endeavors to make ...more
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PRIYA NARAYANAN is an avid traveler, voracious reader, passionate designer, and doting mother of two. Clearly, she loves her adjectives! While as a child, she loved to dream, she now has to make do with daydreaming over many cups of coffee and chocolate chip ice cream. She believes that there are stories lurking around every corner, waiting to be captured and revealed to the world and she hopes to ...more

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