- Reading level: 10+ years
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Duckbill; First edition (17 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9789383331703
- ISBN-13: 978-9383331703
- ASIN: 9383331704
- Package Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 1.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,014 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 😉!
Story revolves around Nanju, his school & a sudden mystery which is resolved wonderfully.
A little more empathy for the characters would have added more soul to the story.
Liked how the author didn't preach but yet put across her intents well !
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.
When I was reading Simply Nanju many people commented on the lovely book cover. The face of an innocent child with an endearing smile, who can resist that? (People who have hearts of stone, that’s who!)
It is business as usual in school with petty rivalries and merciless teasing, greeting teachers in a singsong voice, and the class turning into a fish market when the teacher leaves the class momentarily. Class topper Aradhana’s notebooks vanish and return days later in a shoddy condition. Nobody knows who is behind it and Nanju makes it his business to find the culprit when fingers are pointed at him. Mahesh and Nanju, though not quite Holmes and Watson, set out to solve the mystery. Do they manage to find the thief who isn’t a thief? Read Simply Nanju to find out.
For these differently abled kids the school is a safe (more or less) haven where they aren’t singled out or tormented because they are different. They are normal the way they are and look to each other for support. Growing up, it is important for a child to find belongingness anywhere he or she can get because the world outside is a tough place to survive without the reinforcement of allies. Some times one just needs to not feel alone and Zainab Sulaiman does a splendid job of showing that. I wish I had read such books when growing up – it would have been like having a friend who understood. Above all, Simply Nanju teaches you to be comfortable in your skin and lets you define what your normal is. A must read for both children and adults.
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Finished it in one sitting and love the simple language used by the author.Read more