Author – Deepa Agarwal
Rating – 5/5 stars
Number of Pages – 190
Publisher – Red Turtle (Rupa Publications)
‘Once upon a time, there was a story.’ The opening lines of the book make it clear that this journey is going to be amazing and the content page lists the stories of one of the best and the most loved authors of all times from around the world. And nothing could be better than reading best Stories from around the World selected and compiled in one book and presented to you by Deepa Agarwal.
‘The Best Stories from around the World’ has stories of every age and simply the best. ‘The Dare’ by South African writer Beverly Naidoo is a moving story about peer pressure. Minoo Karimzadeh’s ‘The Last Ticket’ transports us to Iran is a story of a young boy Sohrab’s struggle with financial hardships. A wickedly funny one, ‘The Open Window’ by Hector Hugh Munro, the British Author, who wrote under his pen name ‘Saki’ is universally acknowledged as one of the masters of this form.
I am no one to say anything about the stories and their composition because they have been written by one of the best authors of their time and admired through ages and idealized by the authors and writers in present time and in coming years and generations.
The stories are timeless and have a characteristic style of the writer that time and again reminds you of their other stories previously read. This book is good to introduce you to the authors if you haven’t read many or missed few. I came to know about authors I had never come across of their work before and also give me the opportunity to read few greatest authors I have heard but never get a chance to read. The book is an award for the one who loves reading more than anything.
Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has about fifty published books to her credit. She has received several awards for her work. The picture book, Ashok’s New Friend, was awarded the National Award for Children’s Literature by the National Council of Education Research and Training while her historical fiction, Caravan to Tibet, featured in the International Board on Books for Young People Honor List of 2008. Five of her titles have also been listed in the White Raven Catalogue of the International Youth Library, Munich.
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