Panna (English, Paperback, Kamala Das,)
Dive into the enchanting and exciting underwater world of Fish King and Fish Queen with Panna!
Panna lives on the seaside with her brother Moti, a fisherman. One day, while waiting for Moti to return from the high seas with his catch of fish, Panna falls asleep. When she wakes up, she finds she has magically reached the land under the sea. And what a wonderful land it is, with its pearl-lined streets, coral houses and green moving sky! Here she meets the funny Fish King and Fish Queen, the Wind monster that is kept chained up, and sees many marvellous sights. But what becomes of poor Moti when he returns from the sea and finds his beloved sister gone?
Writer and poet Kamala Das’s beautiful tale of love and fantasy returns to captivate young readers again, with traditional Madhubani folk art illustrations as fresh and delicate as Panna.
This book is recommended by Ruskin Bond and carries this quote by him on the cover: