We all love the sweetness of mango and how it quenches our thirst on a hot summer day, but have you ever wondered how the mango got its magical sweetness? The tale of how such sweetness came into existence is a fascinating one indeed. India’s favorite storyteller brings alive this delightful tale with her inimitable wit and simplicity. Bursting with captivating illustrations, How the Mango Got its Magic by Sudha Murthy is a gorgeous chapter book.
Book Review: How the Mango Got its Magic by Sudha Murthy
All of us, love the sweetness of mango and how it quenches our thirst on a hot summer day but have you ever wondered how the mango got its magical sweetness Well, I got my answers in this book, “How the Mango got its Magic” by Sudha Murty as she brings alive the fragrance of the flowering mango tree while paying tribute to the king of fruits.
This hearty tale is a story of a village where mangoes were once ornamental fruits and were more sour than sweet. And how the arrival of a guest with mango as sweet as nectar changed the life of a father and son duo, their journey of growing a tree with the gifted mango and a girl, who got free from a curse after being caught stealing mangoes, resulted in the fruit turning deliciously sweet.
The tale of how such sweetness came into existence is a fascinating one indeed. it is simple, fun, entertaining and a delightful read with beautiful illustrations that kids and even adults would like.
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Book Summary– How the Mango got its Magic by Sudha Murty
Once upon a time mangoes were always sour and were ornamental fruits that came in varied colors. Impressed by the hospitality of a father-son duo, one day a guest offered them a sweet Mango. Both the father-son got fascinated by its color and delicious taste. So, they decide to grow more such fruits with that seed in their orchard. One day, they catch hold of a girl who was cursed by the God of Mangoes, stealing mangoes from the grove.
The book narrates how mango came to be known as the king of fruits and the existence of phrase – as delicious as mangoes. The story is woven to satiate the curiosity of young minds. Sudha Murthy has deftly intermingled the elements of fantasy, myth, and fiction. The expressive and vibrant illustrations add to the beauty of the prose. The narrative also imparts values such as kindness, forgiveness, gratitude, and humility. Murthy spins tales with charming simplicity, that makes you nostalgic about a phase in life. The story made me take a trip down memory lane to the time when I was a little girl gorging on mangoes and relishing pickles.
Why you should read- How the Mango got its Magic?
In this beautiful chapter book, Sudha Murthy spins a tale with her charming simplicity, that makes you nostalgic about a phase in life. Also, the topic is Mango, which is everyone’s favorite fruit. Along with that, it is
- an ideal introduction to beginner readers to the world of India’s best storytellers
- a simple yet delightful tale with the author’s inimitable wit and simplicity
- bursting with captivating illustrations
It is currently available for sale across offline and online stores, do check it out.