ISBN 9780143331605,Flute in the Forest

Flute in the Forest


Puffin Books



Puffin Books

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780143331605

ISBN-10 0143331604


Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Thirteen-year-old Atiya will win the hearts of young readers. Although physically handicapped, her adventurous spirit takes her on lonely rambles into the wildlife sanctuary. She knows the ways of the jungle and its creatures great and small. Atiya Sardare lives with her dad, a forest officer. An only child, afflicted by polio, she finds solace and peace in the jungle, exploring it on short, secret, often dangerous treks. On one occasion she hears the haunting notes of a flute. It gives her goose bumps. She vows to learn to play the instrument much against her father's wishes. Her music lessons bring her close to the grouchy old anthropologist, Ogre Uncle, and his Kurumba tribal daughter, Mishora. Atiya's gift transforms her father's view, it calms the rogue elephant, Rangappa and helps nurture a blossoming friendship between a teenage boy and girl.

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