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Quite an imagination!

Malavika Nataraj. Photo: Special Arrangement

Malavika Nataraj. Photo: Special Arrangement  

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Suraya loves stories, and for her, stories can never simply be stories!

Is it just her imagination? Or are things really not what they seem?

An excerpt:

‘Write in it? But what’s so special about this book? I can write on normal paper, too.’

‘Ah, I’m glad you asked. This book is for you to write very special things.’

She leaned in close and whispered, ‘Like stories that come true.’

‘Stories that come true? What do you mean?’ I whispered back. I was still really confused, but I was starting to feel a bit more interested.

‘I was told that the stories written in this book come true, continued Aunty. ‘It’s a Story Catcher.’

About the author

Malavika Nataraj has been writing for nearly two decades, starting out with stories in local magazines and later writing feature articles.

She became a freelance writer in 2007, and in 2008, she won an award at the Wimbledon Book Fest (U.K) for her short story ‘Waiting’.

Since then, she has taken up writing full-time. Her work is featured on her website www.inkypencil.com.

Malavika Nataraj is currently qualifying to be a Japanese-English translator. She lives with her husband and two children in Singapore. Suraya’s Gift is her first book.

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Printable version | Jan 19, 2020 9:21:49 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/features/kids/a-special-book-for-stories-that-come-true/article7818202.ece

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