Ajay and the Mumbai Sun

by Varsha Shah (author)

Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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A high-stakes adventure story full of heart from debut author Varsha Shah, featuring charming illustrations from Sonia Albert! ‘Full of colour and energy … bravo’ JAMILAGAVIN

‘Utterly charming, inspiring and gripping … An absolute must-read!’ KIERAN LARWOOD

‘Ajay is the most intrepid young reporter since Tintin, caught up in a gutsy and moral adventure to find and tell the truth. This sensational debut is full of outrage but full of warmth and friendship too.’ KEITH GRAY

‘Exhilarating and heartwarming – a story that shows the true power of the pen. Shah’s tremendous talent shines on every page.’ CARLIE SOROSIAK

Abandoned on the Mumbai railways, Ajay has grown up with nothing but a burning wish to be a journalist.

Finding an abandoned printing press, he and his friends Saif, Vinod, Yasmin and Jai create their own newspaper: The Mumbai Sun.

As they hunt down stories for their paper, the children uncover corruption, fight for justice and battle to save their slum from bulldozers.

But against some of the most powerful forces in the city, can Ajay and his friends really succeed in bringing the truth to light? Not to mention win the most important cricket match ever …

A high-stakes adventure story full of heart, written against the backdrop of modern India: Emil and the Detectives meets Slumdog Millionaire

Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2020

Wonderfully illustrated by Sonia Albert and starring a lovable ensemble cast of characters

Tackles tough topics such as social justice and truth in journalism with a lightness of touch

Product Details

Catalogue number

1389 in SCB Offer April 2022 and 1356 in Setanta SCB Offer June 2022

ISBN

9781913696337

Publisher

Chicken House Ltd

Date published

April 7th, 2022

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  • 304 pages

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New

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