This is the first book of sudha murthy, I am reading. I liked it so much that I finished in just 2 & half days...! She described so beautifully a journey of her grand daughter to a village in so easy words. As I am pregnant now I become choosy in reading books, & here I am love to read her book as well love her way of thinking & describing small matters in so easy way... I started to read her other books as well I ordered lots of books of her.. Right now I am reading her book "Man ni vato" (*in Gujarati language). So inspirational & make you learn so many things. I would highly recommend every book of her..
Young children will identify with Nooni's freedom of living as she wants in the village, with no routine to follow. They are sure to sympathize with her feeling of abandonment when her parents leave her at her grandparent's home due to their busy professional lives and their inability to take her for a vacation.
The main problem that Nooni faces is her inability to go ahead with the entire excavation of the ruins she and her friends stumbled upon by chance despite having an eighteen-year-old boy in their team of children. This is similar to most of the problems children usually face in which they have to take the help of the elderly or the experienced to achieve certain goals.
Though hesitant at first, she ultimately solves the problem by involving her grandparents, who in turn involve the village people as well as her parents, in order to get the job done.
Sometimes it is so easy to read and get lost in a children's fiction too, despite being an adult. Like in this book, especially at my age, I can feel my thoughts being reflected by the main (young) character, about 'How is it possible for everyone to be at the top?' while she remembers her father's words about how 2000 people apply where 20 vacancies are there for a job and how you have to be at the top, in order to get a good job!
It's a story of a little girl Nooni aka Anoushka who is adventurous by nature and curious about the things& Surroundings and how she discovers the lost ancient temple on visit to her Ajja & Ajji's house in the village called somanahalli. In this story author has captured the lifestyle of village and the amalgamation of villagers life's to the Nature. I love the fine detailing of every scenario, while reading i felt nostalgic and recited some of my childhood memories of the rainy weather, backyard nature which I'm fond off. I do feel a little sad about current generation that most of them can't experience the nature and wildlife. especially in the Cosmopolitan cities. Coming to the book it's written in a simpler way which makes easy to read, excellent narration with good illustrations. A lovely read.
This book was always on my list since last 2yrs but somehow I couldnt buy it...And finally wen my baby was born I wanted to read children books to enjoy and pamper myself like a baby and without wasting a second I bought this. I just loved it.. My fav kids book so far..And aftr the lead character in the book, I too call my lil princess NOONI.
Very nice book by Sudha Murthy. You get so engrossed in the book that you feel you are present in that story. Sudha Murthy has described the village so beautifully that you yearn to go to such village and get rid of the stressful life of the city. And embark on the adventures like the little girl in the story.