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City of Stories – Fun Fiction

Nobody in the city has time to tell a story, until Didi and a little girl start a tidal wave of stories, that washes over everybody. A fascinating fable of transformation of a city without stories into the City of Stories.

Author: Rukmini Banerji Illustrator: Bindia Thapar

Another great book from Pratham’s Storyweaver platform.

 

Sample Text From The Book:

There was once a little girl who lived in one of the BIGGEST and BUSIEST cities in the world.

She really loved stories. But everyone she knew was too busy to tell her stories.

Her mother said, “I have to finish my work.”

Her father said, “I am reading the newspaper.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is classified by Pratham as a Level 3 book, for children who are ready to read on their own. A good length to read to children, suitable for a bedtime story.

 

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Comments 2

  • I like this book about how good the storys are good telled and when they are telled you can imagine them really good and feel it too.

     
  • Yes loved it for teaching small children lot of grammar,verbs nouns adjectives scope for teaching opposites also a good moral for not going to extremes and maintaining a balance and loads of other things I am a teacher so this will really help me

     

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