Hindustan Times: The Elephant Bird

  Storytellers lap up Udaipur-born author’s book Rakesh Goswami, Hindustan Times, Jaipur More than 3,000 storytellers are registered to conduct around 3,200 storytelling sessions as part of the ‘One Day, One Story’ campaign. (HT Photo)   For author Arefa Tehsin, who grew up in the jungles of southern Rajasthan, it sure is an honour that... Continue Reading →

The Elephant Bird selected for International Literacy Day Campaign!

Pratham Books has selected The Elephant Bird this year for Season 5 of their International Literacy Day campaign "One Day, One Story." The story will be read or enacted by 2500+ volunteers and organisations across countries. I am delighted that Munia and the Elephant Bird would reach thousands of students on Sep the 10th!  ... Continue Reading →

Interview on the Pratham Books’ Website

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015 Meet the Author: Arefa Tehsin From flying autos to giant endangered birds! Let's catch up with the creator of the fantastic elephant bird: Arefa Tehisn. A wild-life enthusiast, traveller and author who also happens to be the honorary Wildlife Warden of Udaipur, Arefa has co-authored several other books for children like... Continue Reading →

Smithsonian Reviews The Elephant Bird

BookDragon Books for the Multi-Culti Reader The Elephant Bird by Arefa Tehsin, illustrated by Sumit and Sonal The underdog overpowers her detractors. Check! The unjustly accused is publicly exonerated. Check! An unexpected friendship repairs foolhardy mistrust. Check! Girl power saves all! Check! Surely that sounds like just the superhero adventure tale you want to share with... Continue Reading →

‘Young India Books’ reviews The Elephant Bird

The Elephant Bird reviewed on Young India Books: http://youngindiabooks.com/bookrev/elephant-bird-0 Beautifully illustrated in the Gond art form, one of the popular folk arts of India, the book exudes vibrancy of style, colour and spirit. Munia, a differently-abled child, unlike her namesake bird, is not at all shy and timid. When the villagers decide to kill the elephant... Continue Reading →

‘The Elephant Bird’ reviewed by Indian Book Reviews

03 May 2014 A True Friend Review of The Elephant Bird; Arefa Tehsin; Illustration by Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja; Pratham Books 2014; pp 20; Rs 40 - Shana Susan Ninan A level 3 book from Pratham Books, a Bangalore-based organisation that strives to make sure that there’s a book in each child’s hand. Authored by... Continue Reading →

Munia and her pet elephant bird – THE HINDU

TODAY'S PAPER » IN SCHOOL NEW DELHI, April 30, 2014 Munia and her pet elephant bird A pre-17th century, sub-fossilised Elephant Bird egg. The extinct Elephant Bird, a native of Madagascar, was a large bird measuring around 11 feet in height.photo: REUTERS The long-extinct giant, flightless elephant bird, once a common sight on the Madagascar island,... Continue Reading →

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