Book Title – Wish
Author – Barbara O’Connor
Published By – Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
Recommended Age Group – 9-12 years
‘WISH’ is an enthralling book which tells us about the captivating story of Charlie Reese who is sent to live with a family when her mother could not take care of her in Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It talks about how she adapts to the new place settling in with her big-hearted aunt and uncle, her loving dog and how she befriends a boy named Howard in her class. Charlie has a lot of wishes in mind but all of them seem unlikely to happen. The book tells us about how Charlie Reese finally realizes the true meaning of family in North Carolina.
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A story, told well, stays forever in the hearts and minds of the listeners. There are plentiful factors that can be instrumental in drawing the attention and interest of listeners towards the narrator, voice being the most crucial.
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Beyond the Box in collaboration with Tell Tales – Where stories come to life conducted a one-of-its-kind Mother’s Day Special “Write & tell” contest on the theme #LetterToMaa. The participants vowed us with their heart-touching letters and soulful narrations. The top 10 winning entries have been published in this post. Get ready to ride high on emotions because the word “Maa” does that to all of us.
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This month we got a golden opportunity to have a conversation with a very special person. We are sure that reading this interview will evoke many awe-inspiring emotions in you. You would feel as if you are sitting in a storytelling session which is deep, enriching and profound. The special guest is none other than Padma Shri Geeta Dharmarajan. She is a writer, editor, educator and the Founder and President of Katha, a nonprofit organisation that she founded in 1988. In spite of being a go-getter and someone through whose journey we can learn so much, the enthusiasm in her voice is so childlike and infectious that you can’t remain un-enamoured.
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