A rip-roaring adventure that addresses important issues of social justice and political corruption, the debut children's novel from Varsha Shah centres on the eponymous newspaper set up by a group of poor Mumbai slum children with a passion for journalism and uncovering the truth.
A high-stakes adventure story full of heart from debut author Varsha Shah.
Abandoned on the Mumbai railways, Ajay has grown up with nothing but a burning wish to be a journalist. Finding an abandoned printing press, he and his friends Saif, Vinod, Yasmin and Jai create their own newspaper: The Mumbai Sun. As they hunt down stories for their paper, the children uncover corruption, fight for justice and battle to save their slum from bulldozers. But against some of the most powerful forces in the city, can Ajay and his friends really succeed in bringing the truth to light? Not to mention win the most important cricket match ever...
A high-stakes adventure story full of heart, written against the backdrop of modern India: Emil and the Detectives meets Slumdog Millionaire.
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 201 x 147 x 24 mm
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“A story of friendship, resilience, ambition and truth”
A great debut from Varsha Shah which I read in 2 days. A real page turner for any age and a strong story throughout with a thread of the importance of the truth shining through.
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“A heart-warming, fast-paced adventure story”
Such a lovely read! Ajay's sparky personality springs off the page from the start (I've been reading this to my Year 5 class and they love his cheekiness!) The story deftly handles a variety of social... More
“And justice for all”
a fantastic story, with a wonderful narration. all the sights and smells of modern day Mumbai captured in this thrilling tale.
this story should be read by readers young and old, as it captures many issues and... More
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