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Shalya, by Shraddha Anu Shekar... Review by Yokibu Editorial

Shalya, by Shraddha Anu Shekar… Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Shraddha, a student of Vidya Mandir, Chennai, is a 12-year-old mythology enthusiast who calls herself “The Teen Mythologist”…

The Cherry Tree, by Ruskin Bond ...Review by Yokibu Editorial

The Cherry Tree, by Ruskin Bond …Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: September 24, 2020

The Cherry Tree, by Ruskin Bond – Ruskin Bond’s simple, poignant stories—his works are literary gems —make the author widely loved. After The Cherry Tree, I also plan to read The Room on the Roof, and The Best of Ruskin Bond.

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown ...Review by Yokibu Editorial

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown …Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Dan Brown debuted as a novelist in 1998 with this technological mystery thriller. The author had joined the University of Exeter, England, as a teacher of English and creative writing in 1993…

“Who Moved My Cheese?”, by Dr. Spencer Johnson … A review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Change in life is the only constant. But Change, more often than not, is difficult to accept. This is like sitting inside a room, not coming out, and saying there is no such thing as the sky, sun, or moon…

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling ...A Review by Yokibu Editorial

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling …A Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: March 6, 2020

This short story is a treasured classic—part of the 1894 anthology “The Jungle Book”—written by Rudyard Kipling in the 1890s, the captivating tale of a mongoose who becomes the pet of a British family residing in India as protection against cobras.

Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani: Book Review by Yokibu Editorial

Pashmina, by Nidhi Chanani: Book Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: September 27, 2019

The story is about a young teenage Indian girl, Priyanka, living in America, who has never met her father, and yearns to know why she, and her single mother, left India for a life abroad, and about her identity and the Hindu religion…

David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens ...A Review by Yokibu Editorial

David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens …A Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: July 19, 2019

The book, written by Charles Dickens—one of the most beloved and widely acclaimed authors of 19th century English literature—is a story of its titular character, David Copperfield, a young boy in Victorian-era Britain whose life is a roller coaster of dramatic events, oscillating between happy and sad episodes…

Book Review: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Book Review: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Posted on: November 21, 2018

For this week’s review, I felt I would choose, for our parents and young readers, the book 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by French author Jules Verne, whose other science-fiction thriller books—Around the World in 80 Days, Journey to the Mysterious Island…

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells ... Review by Yokibu Editorial

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells … Review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: October 10, 2018

It was sometime in my teens that I first read “The Invisible Man” by Herbert George “H. G.” Wells, from the hardcover book collection “Great Illustrated Classics”. The very name of the book was enough to kindle the interest of a curious youngster to pick it up and thumb through it…

Bookasura: Bala and the Book-Eating Monster... review by Yokibu Editorial

Bookasura: Bala and the Book-Eating Monster… review by Yokibu Editorial
Posted on: September 14, 2018

The story of Bhima defeating Bakasura would, not-so-surprisingly, rate among the most retold mythological tales in Indian households… Bookasura is a tale with a fresh and funny take on the beloved mythology of Bakasura, which is sure to be adored by child readers…

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