Chitra Soundar - Story Snug

Chitra Soundar talks about Stories from India

We are delighted to welcome author Chitra Soundar to Story Snug. Chitra was born and grew up in India and has written a fascinating post about the books and stories that shaped her childhood. Chitra’s two newest books ‘A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice’ and ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’ will be published this month and she is very generously giving away a copy of A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice to one of Story Snug’s readers.

Mango & Bambang - Tapir All at Sea - Story Snug

Mango & Bambang The Not-a-Pig / Tapir All at Sea by Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy

These beautiful, stripy little hardbacks contain stories about a little girl, Mango Allsorts, and Bambang, the tapir that Mango rescues form a zebra crossing in the middle of the big busy city where she lives. Mango and Bambang form an unusual but heartwarming friendship and their bond is strengthened through the adventures that they have together.…

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey - Story Snug

Dec 14th: Kristina Stephenson chooses The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Story: A sad, lonely and bitter woodcarver, known by the local children as ‘Mr Gloomy’, gruffly agrees to carve a set of nativity figures for the widow McDowell and her young son Thomas, in time for Christmas Day. As the ill-tempered wood carver works he is watched closely by the inquisitive boy, who makes greater and more difficult demands of his ability, forcing him to come to terms with some painful memories.…