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#BookReview: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty #MotherhoodMonday

This #MotherhoodMonday feature is all about Sudha Murty's book that is a simply yet vividly written collection of stories featuring moral based stories about women from Indian mythology. A perfect read not only for adults but also children, this is one book that all parents should buy and read to their kids and/or let them read it themselves.


Book Details:


Title and Author: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty
No. of Pages: 180
Publication Date: October 2019 by Puffin Books
Genre: Indian Mythology, Feminism, Children's Books, Anthology, Short Stories, Indian Writing


#BookReview: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty #MotherhoodMonday on Njkinny's Blog



#BookReview: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty 


I have read so many books by Sudha Murty but with each new book, she continues to amaze and engage me in her stories. Her writing style is elegant with no dramatic fanfare and yet so powerful that it draws the readers in and keeps them entranced until the end and then some more.

The title of the book "The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty" is self explanatory and one gets a general idea about the book but once you start reading it, it is only then that you understand the true essence of the book. I absolutely adored the stories that are short enough to be read during breaks and engaging enough to keep one interested throughout.

The cover is eye catching and the shiny gold-red theme attracts attention right from the first glance. The book has illustrations inside too that add to the overall appeal of the stories. Nishit and I fell in love with the cover art and the illustrations inside. While he is too young to understand the written word, he loves turning the pages to look at the pictures every chance that he gets while asking me to read the stories.

Consisting of 24 short stories, all about the women from Indian mythology, this book brings to light the strength, devotion and quiet sacrifices of these women who, though, so powerful and playing important roles in forging the memorable mythological tales that we read today, willingly took a backseat, opting to work in the background so that their male counterparts got all the glory.

I felt humbled. empowered and so happy after reading these stories. A great way to educate your kid, Nishit loves listening to the stories that have everything he loves right from magic, valour, strong characters, suspenseful events and the Gods and Goddesses he knows!


#BookReview: The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty #MotherhoodMonday on Njkinny's Blog
I was so fortunate to get an autographed copy of the book from Sudha Murty.

A lovely book that I am glad to have read, this is one book that can be read and re-read any number of times by readers of all ages. 

4.5 stars to it out of 5, Njkinny recommends The Daughter from a Wishing Tree: Unusual Tales about Women in Mythology by Sudha Murty to everyone. Go grab your copy now and enjoy this feel good book featuring strong heroines who loved, lived and fought passionately with no care for fame and glory.

I received the book for review from the Publishers, Penguin Random House and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.


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