|No of pages||192|
|Book Publisher||Speaking Tiger Books|
|Published Date||10 Oct 2018|
Author : Ranjit Lal3 Books
Ranjit Lal is the author of over thirty-five books—fiction and non-fiction—for children and adults who are children.
His abiding interest in natural history, birds, animals and insects is reflected in many of his books: The Crow Chronicles, The Life and Times of Alto Falta, The Small Tigers of Sherrard, The Birds of Delhi and others.
His other books with social themes include Faces in the Water, Our Nana Was a Nutcase, Talk and Shroom, Miracles, Smitten,
The Secret of Falcon Heights, The Dugong and the Barracudas and The Battle for No. 19. His other interests include photography, automobiles, reading and cooking. He lives in Delhi.
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An owlet, a cricketer, a wrestler, an all-important cricket match—and everything that can go wrong is going to go wrong
Ritesh, also known as Tubby, has joined the Jai-Hind International School in Delhi along with his twin sister, Smokey. Tubby is an astonishingly gifted cricketer and is soon in the school cricketing team. That is the easy part.
The difficult part is being befriended by Jyotsna, better known as Patki, the soft-hearted, big-eyed, wrestling champion who sits next to him in class. Patki is determined to be his friend, even though all Tubby wants is to glower quietly and think about and practice cricket. But soon he finds himself accompanying Patki to a nearby ancient cemetery where they befriend the mynas, parakeets and an owlet called Owlet. Then, on the day of the most important cricket match of the year, to his great dismay, Tubby finds Owlet in grave danger.
What will he choose now: sports, fame and glory—or compassion, kindness and a chance to be a real friend? Ranjit Lal’s new novel about school, cricket and friendship is as funny as it is thought-provoking and will charm readers of all ages.