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First things first – the cover is beautiful. It pops out, as it should. My first glimpse of the book was at a colleague’s desk that is perennially cluttered with, well, books, and empty water bottles. Among all those heavy 1,000-page tomes of wisdom, sat this little...
In my personal story, a writer’s fear of failing is the greatest villain, says Payal Kapadia.
Why this book? And why should a reader pick up this book?
This is about the adventure of writing, about the thrill of the creative process. It’s about the challenge of creating something from scratch. It’s imaginative, quirky and different, wise beyond its years and yet full of humour. There is nothing particularly Indian about it, its theme is universal.
Payal Kapadia’s second book, “Wisha Wozzariter” (Puffin Books), is the story of 10-year-old Wisha who reads day and night. Every good book she reads makes her wish it came from her. With a little nudge from the pushy Bookworm, Wisha begins a journey, collecting one by one all she would need to write her own book. Onboard the Thought Express, it’s a journey that leads the little one from the Marketplace of Ideas to the Grand Idea Auction, Superhero Salon and Bargain Bazaar. The text is accompanied by illustrations by Roger Dahl.
Wisha Wozzawriter is a perfectly enchanting,all too small book by Payal Kapadia that I read in the span of a train ride.You’re taken into the adventurous world of writing with Wisha at your side.The book basically talks about what successful writer and a fascinating story requires.As simple as that sounds,Kapadia Transports you into an exciting new world and makes the journey a lot of fun.The book is extremely witty with clever characters and symbolic events.If you’ve always thought you have a story that you haven’t written yet ,this book is sure to inspire that story right out of you.Its message is clear:if there’s a book that you want to read,but it hasn’t been written yet,then you must write it.
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2011, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Venue: Kitab Khana, Fort, Mumbai
Go on a quest with Mowgli and learn Colonel Hathi’s March as Rina Mehta and Payal Kapadia read out some brand new stories from The Untold Tales Of Jungle Book.