When Arjun and Divya’s mother rents a gorgeous silk umbrella for the film she is directing, little do they know what mayhem and mystery it is going to bring into their lives. Joining forces with the intelligent and efficient Malli, the kids find themselves involved in a series of adventures. They help their aunt recover something invaluable that has been stolen from her. A host of characters add to the confusion and excitement, from the fat and bumbling thief, Dr. Bambaram Jones, to the rich and mysterious businessman, T. Satyavan and the hardened criminal Kharabi.
A funny and exciting mystery!
Illustrator: Shalinee Ghosh
Published by Scholastic India
For children 8 – 12 years
“The book keeps the reader agog till the end with a good plot and suspense, a cheerful storyline that trips and traipses like a pixie, a lightness of touch which invests the narrative with a delightful humour in a language that is simple and yet elegant and characters who amaze you with their naïveté and sheer goodnaturedness. Shalinee Ghosh’s simple illustrations provide the right visual relief.” Read more…
– The Hindu (Reviewed by Seline Augustine)
“The Mystery Of The Silk Umbrella” is one of those books you feel you could read over and over again and still be entranced by it. It is a small one hundred and fifty-six page book that is choco-block full of adventure and humor.” Read more…