Fourteen brilliant stories that celebrate the best time of the year-the holidays Hop, skip and err . . . stumble through your vacations with: ÃÂ a clever parrot called Carrot who makes quite the entrance at summer school ÃÂ two arch-enemies who battle it out using delicious mango desserts ÃÂ a mischievous group of boys who finally meet their match ÃÂ a girl with inflamed tonsils who dreams of medicating on vanilla ice cream ÃÂ a young boy swallowed whole by a snake who lives to tell the tale ÃÂ a celestial being who descends into the chaos of Mumbai for a peaceful holiday and many others! This great collection of stories of brave adventures, hilarious misadventures, boisterous families, intimate friendships and facing fears is sure to keep you entertained during your break. Featuring tales penned by some of the finest children's authors, including Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty, Paro Anand, Subhadra Sen Gupta, Nayanika Mahtani, Himanjali Sankar and more.