In India mythology is synonymous with Devdutt Pattanaik. Every reader who has an inclination for mythology will definitely pick up Devdutt’s book and read it from cover to cover. He introduced us to Ramayana and Mahabharata number of times with his books such as Sita and Jaya but with The girl who chose and The boys who fought, flipbook, he gives our kids the taste of these two epics in a single book! The book is published by Penguin India/Puffin books

The book is a turn around book and consists of Ramayana and Mahabharata both. There are beautiful and thought provoking illustrations done by the author himself. Since the book is meant for kids, the language is easy to read and easy to understand. The book offers its young readers not only reiteration of the two epics but every page has a thought provoking question and every page is filled with nuggets of juiciest information. The last chapter of both stories summarizes the epic, highlighting the moral values.

I love Devdutt’s books because it has much more to offer to the readers than just storytelling, it is logical and emotional retelling of our epic sagas. You will find the same traces in this book as well. The climax of The girl who chose left me with gooseflesh. The book certainly has an emotional connect. And we all love to revisit Ramayana and Mahabharata!

So, in my view, this book is perfect to introduce your kids to the great Indian epics. They will certainly enjoy reading it.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Penguin India
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