I-Genius A Twist In The Tale (50 Best Stories by Children)

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Item Code: NAG351
Author: Archana Sreenivasan and Priya Kuriyan
Publisher: Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 9788129129338
Pages: 236 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 170 gm
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Shipped to 153 countries
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Book Description
About The Book

The Max Life i-genius Young Author is a nation wide search for the best young writers in India. It drew a massive response in its first year. The top fifty stories, chosen by a jury consisting of Ruskin Bond, Chetan Bhagat and the editorial team at Red Turtle, are now presented here.

A dream world populated by rabbits; a scary encounter with Humayun, the Mugal king; and a laboratory where things have gone horrible wrong are just some of the stories in this book. Parents and grandparents, aliens and enemies, best friends and animals walk through these pages.

At times funny and imaginative, at other sensitive and sad, these tales are products of the unfettered imaginations of children. Accompanied by lively illustrations that bring alive this varied world of stories, i-genius A twist in the tale will entertain and inspire readers of all ages.



The book that you are holding in your hand is more than just a compilation of fifty interesting stories. This book is a celebration of young writing talent from across the country. It's a platform for children to demonstrate their writing prowess. While coundess books are published in our country every year, one such as this is rare. I feel privileged to have been a part of this wondrous journey that Max Life Insurance embarked on with Ruskin Bond, Chetan Bhagat and Rupa Publications to identify promising young writers.

Max Life Insurance has a vision to provide financial security to its customers. Through our products and programmes like i-genius scholarships and i-genius Young Authors Hunt, we aspire to build a better future for this great nation.

If recognized at the right time and encouraged, talent of any kind can take children places. Every parent knows that children are storytellers at heart. Max Life Insurance i-genius Young Authors Hunt is a salute to these master storytellers. We believe this recognition of expression will motivate not just those children whose stories find a place in this book but many more who will enjoy these stories and feel inspired to write.

We are overwhelmed by the remarkable display of potential reflected in the thousands of stories that reached us. Some were emotional, a few autobiographical, lot of them were set in fantasy lands. I am sure you will appreciate the challenge the jury had to face to shortlist the final stories that you find here.

A book such as this is limited by its size. We could celebrate just fifty stories here. But I believe that each child who participated is a winner and my congratulations to every one of the 55,000 children who registered in the Max Life Insurance i-genius Young Authors Hunt 2013.

We have enjoyed reading these stories and hope you do as well. Happy reading!




  foreword vii
  a note from ruskin bond ix
  a note from chetan bhagat xiii
  a note from red turtle xv
  mr donut's dream world 1
  the tutor 8
  prelude to the mahabharata 11
  guardians 16
  a home for genie 20
  the upside-downy 25
  our champa tree 28
  hunting acorns at sanjay malhotra laboratories 32
  monsters vs aliens 36
  the book of mysteries 45
  the world beneath us 49
  the speaking tree 55
  my first friend 59
  the missing rat 63
  the bond of hearts 67
  champ goes to the zoo 71
  the church of dahl and blyton 74
  a whole new world 78
  the sinking of the norfolk 82
  my best friend is an alien 87
  lost 90
  son of humayun 94
  runaways 98
  the actress 102
  the end of time 106
  my magic lamp 111
  my classmate unnati 116
  the day the world turned upside down 120
  the case of the missing phone 123
  mission to kronos 130
  goddess of the jungle 135
  diwali gift 138
  if i could talk to animals 142
  five thousand rupees 145
  the mysterious symbol 150
  when i aimed right 154
  home alone 158
  candyfloss 161
  a very special friend 166
  shipwrecked with shahrukh khan 169
  the gift 175
  memories never die 180
  treasure island 184
  a ring for mrs mehra 189
  stargazing with nana 194
  how the donkey got a horn like the rhino 197
  the beauty of friendship 200
  time travelling in a sack 204
  the bitter truth 208
  eggs and patterns! 213

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