- Reading level: 10+ years
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Duckbill; First edition (17 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9383331704
- ISBN-13: 978-9383331703
- Package Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Simply Nanju Paperback – 17 May 2016
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About the Author
Zainab Sulaiman is a special educator who has taught and raised funds in the non-profit sector. She enjoys writing fiction and hanging out with people far wiser than her, namely her children.
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- Nanjegowdra (Nanju)
'Simply Nanju' is a heart touching story. It's simple, easy to understand and the concept is quite different from other books. It has everything in it ... it's a mixture of all the elements, comedy, drama, action , mystery, suspense... everything. It's a nice story... something that we can relate to . One thing that I found missing in this book due to witch it makes it a four star for me is that in the beginning the matter isn't plotted in such a way that grasps or absorbs you, something is missing that thing that instills that read- it- till - the - end - no - matter - what - attitude, that pushes you into the deep pit called ' book ' and you just want to be in it... otherwise the book ... the story... characters... plot... dialogues... it's just amazing 😉!
This book has a curious, understated energy and an universal appeal which will attract readers across a large spectrum of age groups. It took me right back to my school days.
But when books start disappearing from he classroom, the needle of suspicion begins to point at Nanju. Aided by his beloved best friend, the fragile but brainy Mahesh, Nanju has to find out who the real thief is. Otherwise, his father might pack him off to Unni Mama's all-boys Hostel from Hell, and Nanju might lose all that's dear to him.
Set in a school for children differently abled, this funny, fast-paced whodunit will keep you guessing til the very end.
It did keep me guessing for real, till the end who the book thief was. The most touching about this book is how the life of differently abled children is described. We all come across cases where families lose hope on a child for not being perfect, for being differently abled, they are mocked about, the children have to face difficult situation, worse than we can even anticipate. But in this book, it seemed as though nothing like that needs to happen. The children have supportive families, good teachers, loving friends and good education.
Apart from that I felt really glad for moving out of big, mature books to a childish read. It's like watching Tom & Jerry and laughing out loud instead of watching mature movies and series.
A happy, bringing back childhood read.
So given the baggage, Zainab Sulaiman's Simply Nanju is a breath of fresh air."
Reading level: middle grade
Finished it in one sitting and love the simple language used by the author.
Must read for kids and also beautiful insight into the lives of differently abled children.
The moral conveyed is definitely a plus to the already entertaining whodunnit!