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Tv present host, radio jockey, and ‘unintended’ actor Mamathi Chari requested her “ex-husband’s daughter from his earlier marriage” — a couple of questions concerning the lady’s favorite issues. These included her supreme character or hero, what would their title be, an animal that might be their greatest pal and favorite sort of story. The solutions then grew to become a ebook that Mamathi wrote as a birthday reward for the kid’s eighth birthday. Two years later, she adopted it up with a ‘Half II’ as a present for her tenth birthday. Each these books have now change into a part of The Making of Heroes: The Adventures of Zoe and Scruffy, Mamathi’s first ebook for youngsters. However she has written below the pseudonym Maya Spark – “the everlasting youngster in her, residing in a world of phantasm”.

Mamathi Chari

Mamathi Chari
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The ebook is about Zoe Gowda, an eight-year-old lady from Bengaluru, who strikes to Switzerland together with her mom following her mother and father’ divorce, and Scruffy, her adopted canine. Zoe aspires to be a ‘detective’ like Nancy Drew, and Scruffy, a canine with superpowers, secretly assists on her adventures.

Scruffy and his pal, Excellent Oliver, a mouse, have their very own adventures guided by a sensible weasel, Yokai Hitso, who has lived for greater than 100 years. The duo helps the animal world — saving endangered animals, serving to these in misery, and stopping the smuggling of the unique amongst them. 

Actual tales

“These are actual, as an illustration, one in every of Scruffy and Oliver’s adventures are about saving lapwings in Europe, that are endangered.” Mamathi says the analysis was old style — “Reference books, somewhat than Google as a result of I needed to confirm information and never get them improper.” She has accomplished some pencil sketches for the 288-page ebook; the duvet can also be by her with assist from artist Sourish Mitra in colouring and graphics. 

What makes the ebook much more particular is that it will likely be launched on July 14 at her alma mater, Sacred Coronary heart Matriculation Increased Secondary Faculty, Church Park, within the presence of scholars. She needed the principal of the college, Sister Prabha, who was additionally the principal when Mamathi was at school, to launch it. “She is among the kindest folks I do know. She informed me how proud she was, and needed me to launch the ebook in school. That is what an alma mater ought to be — a nourishing, soul mom!” 

The proceeds from the sale of the ebook, printed by Readomania’s imprint for youths, Kurious Youngsters, will go, in perpetuity, to Blue Cross of India and the Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu.  

The ebook is offered on Amazon, Kindle and Readomania.com 

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