June 5th is celebrated every year as World Environment Day. There is so much to Nature and its bounty. We know that the future of the earth seems bleak. The sooner we take the responsibility of the planet, the better. Here are 10 books from Mango that celebrates, and creates awareness about the environment through stories that has the Nature weaved in seamlessly. There are children who head into the incredible beauty and mystery of nature. There are quirky animal characters who introduces the young ones to a land that is far from real yet creates a love for a kingdom that is vast and flourishing.
A compilation of stories that explore what happens to children when they head into the incredible beauty and mystery that nature holds for them. Find out what happens to Tara after those unseen eyes watch her and secret ears listen to her every grumble in the forest. When Meera considers the trees as her family, learn how it triggers an epochal environmental movement. Will Preeti, Prasant, Nishi and Rishi fulfll their grandfather’s wish? Read the story of Vijali, the Goddess of lightning. These stories penned down by India’s leading children’s writers, Cheryl Rao, Anjana, Anita Vachharajani, Jaishree Misra, and Geetika Jain have children committed to spreading green consciousness. Follow the little heroes of Earth and Her Little Helpers as they set forth on their journey to help Mother Earth.
A red panda in India? And why is the world’s smallest pig almost extinct? Find answers to these and more in this beautifully illustrated picture book packed with fascinating facts about ten endangered animals and their varied habitats. Follow their lives as we travel from the snowy Himalayas down to the Indian Ocean; from the swampy Sundarbans on the east to the open plains on the west.
Saffron-picking, Khadi-weaving brings eight communities across India, from saffron-growers of Kashmir to khadi weavers of Ponduru, in an effort to celebrate their skills, knowledge, and commitment to using environment-friendly practices for making utilitarian objects from natural materials. Through this journey the book attempts to raise awareness to sustain and strengthen such skills and livelihood.
Set in a time when the Klondike Gold Rush had its vice-like grip on the hearts of every man, Buck is a dog caught in the crossfire. Abducted from a life of luxury, Buck is sold into service as a sled-dog in Alaska where cruelty is more common than a meal a day. In the wilderness of the Northland, even the kindness of good man John Thornton cannot shelter Buck from learning the truth: to survive his new life, he has to truly become one in the wild.
The Butterflies of the Sahyadris
Strange things have been happening in the Thakar village, and it all started when Aaji, a village elder discovered the baby, Paakhar by the foot of an eerie old bridge on the day of a great storm. The forest was always home to spooks and spectres, but now it has claimed a whole group of hunters and the supernatural force that’s determined to wreak havoc in their world seems stronger and angrier than ever.
Journey with the clever goat, the cunning fox, the lion king and many others from the animal kingdom as they learn the importance of kindness, friendship, intelligence and courage. Learn why Akki the crocodile betrayed his friend Mishu, how the nanny goat escapes the vixen and the fox, what happened when the foolish crow sang in this treasury of riveting tales from the animal kingdom.
Folktales from Africa, introduces you to characters like Jabu, who realises that his kindness is not always repaid in kind. Further, it takes you to the Zulu land where everyone wants to be a ruler. Stories that make you feel for characters like the hurt tortoise are altogether a different experience. You also get to know about the Central African folklore and the stories of the men, who have their wishes granted. These folktales play their part in preserving the essence of the African Culture and all of them contain hidden morals.
A god who came in different forms, in different ages, but born for one single purpose – to uphold righteousness. The Jataka Tales is a collection of stories Bodhisatwa, the previous lives of Lord Buddha. Of paramount importance to the Buddhist religion and Indian literature, these stories have been a source of wisdom to the whole world. Teaching us to be fair, just and good the Jataka Tales is one of the biggest contributions of Indian culture.
Sundarpur is waiting for the White Elephant of Cleanliness. Things change, however, when a group of children, dreaming of a clean world, set out to look for the White Elephant. The White Elephant of Cleanliness is a book about accepting responsibilities for our homes and our world, a book that celebrates team effort in making our world a clean and beautiful place.
In the distant past, a meteorite falls and leaves destruction in its wake – and a young girl is lured away from her home by a ‘Spirit Stealer’ who has been preying on the children of the tribe. In the modern world, Rishi’s childhood friend Ananya goes missing – and it seems that Rishi is the only one who knows where she could be. Rishi soon finds himself in a race against time and a struggle against mysterious forces. Will Rishi be successful in his mission to rescue Ananya – and what else will he find when he finds her? Is the ‘Spirit Stealer’ back – and what does he want?