In the village of Baddbaddpur, the people like to tell tales, “so tall that if you put them one on top of the other, they would reach the stars.” Pandurang is so dour that he can make milk turn sour. One day he coughs up a feather. As the story of Pandurang’s feather is passed from one person to another it grows and grows and grows until it can hardly be recognized. And that’s when the story weaves its magic on the ill-tempered Pandurang. An international version of “broken telephone” this is a funny cautionary tale about the nature of rumors.
Age: 4 and up
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Author: Anushka Ravishankar ; Kanyika Kini
Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
2013 SABA Book Award Winner. See here.