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The Story-Catcher by Varsha Seshan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: children-n-teens

If a book written for children doesn't appeal to an adult reader who chooses to pick one and read, I reckon, the book is not too good for children either. The Story-Catcher by Varsha Seshan is a wonderful collection of stories - for children (and in my opinion for adults too). Perhaps the native Indian milieu in these stories made me revisit - and that too vividly - some of the moments which my body, mind and soul have passed through much before today. While I was engrossed with such moments through the words in the pages of this book, a part of me was repeatedly telling me that to re-create instances like these, one must either have a good memory of ones own experiences of the past or perhaps, as they say, the writer must be someone more observant that an ordinary person. But I feel a more fitting explanation is that, perhaps, some one who cares to write something as wonderful and beautiful as The Story-Catcher has to be a child at heart.

And apart for the charming stories, I loved to observe the marvellous drawings in the book. I was fascinated by the fact that each of the drawing came very close to what that story was telling. Meticulous care has surly been taken by the artist to draw the word into sketches, as it were. As a child I was often disappointed to see a lot of discrepancy in the books I read between the story and the pictures that represented the story.

A great book. A must read for all story lovers.
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Reading Progress

November 16, 2012 – Started Reading
November 30, 2012 – Finished Reading
December 16, 2012 – Shelved
December 16, 2012 – Shelved as: children-n-teens

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message 1: by Varsha (new)

Varsha Seshan What a beautiful review! Thank you, Nitin!

message 2: by Deepak (new)

Deepak nice review:)

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