Press & Media Coverage

A horrid place where parents dump children

First of all, I would like to congratulate the author of the book Horrid High , Payal Kapadia, who has done an excellent job. The characters Ferg Gottin, Immy Tate, Phil Fingersmith, Fermina Filch and Bat were the characters who played the roles of the protagonists...

The Hindustan Times – “Wickedly, horridly horrid”

Is life getting dull and boring? Pick up the “wickedly funny” book Horrid High: Back to School by Payal Kapadia It is pretty unusual, but the greatest compliment that I can pay Payal Kapadia is that her new book is truly horrid. Yep, doesn’t sound like...

Tulika Books – The More Packed With Facts And Figures, The Better They Sell

“There is probably not the same buzz as in the West about children’s books if that is the yardstick used to judge the impact of children’s books by Indian authors. Rupa Pai’s The Gita for Children sold 20,000 in a few months of publishing and will probably sell five times that in a year. Ruskin Bond, Devdutt Pattanaik, Payal Kapadia (Horrid High series) probably sell as much or more. The bigger publishers do sell 30,000 to 40,000 of top-selling titles.”