Author: Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
About: Is Jwala Kumar a bird? A bat? A chameleon? Or is he something no one has ever seen before? And did he really just fall out of the sky into Champakbagh? Mohan Chandar lives with his wife and three children in the tiny and remote village of Champakbagh. One day, he rescues a strange creature from the storm that is raging outside. When he brings the creature home, the family is astonished. What sort of animal is this? Is he friendly? What does he eat? Where will he sleep? They name him Jwala Kumar, and as the days go by, they discover that Jwala Kumar is no ordinary animal. He has special powers that he uses to help his human family in their times of need. When the days are dark and hope seems to dim, Jwala Kumar lights up their lives in many ways. But who is Jwala Kumar and will he stay forever? Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire is a captivating story of innocence and friendship, of magic and love, and of gifts that last a lifetime.
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This book is by far the best book I have read in this genre. No wonder i didn't want the book to end and wanted more from the author. Jwala Kumar, a cute, friendly creature is lost and finds himself in the midst of the human world. His luck brings him into the lives of a simple family. A series of heartwarming, thrilling and surprising events lead to the discovery of his special power. In the family's dire needs he comes across as their hero and takes their bonding to the next level but will this joy last forever or will he go back to his kind?
This classic cant- put- the- book- down story line leaves your heart filled with love, joy and hope. A must read for children of all ages to enhance positive value in them.
I liked the book because of its glory and the book was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and i of the best books which i have read till now i liked the book so much that i didn't feel to stop reading it
I could not put this book down until I finished reading it. It has the power to transport the reader into a world where innocence and simplicity still exist while reaffirming our faith in humanity and friendship. But Jwala Kumar, in spite of being surrounded by love and acceptance, feels lonely. Is it because he misses his clan or because he feels his identity to be completely different from the humans who surround him? This is a classic example of feeling alone in a crowd.
On first read, this starts to feel like it may be a horror book but as the story progresses, we begin to empathise with Jwala Kumar and the family that takes him in. I like the story as it keeps the reader engaged and curious. We constantly want to find out what happens next. Sometimes, it even makes us wonder: will Jwala Kumar ever harm the family that cares for him?