Friday, July 30, 2010

Story book for children ‘One eyed Ogre and other stories‘

Story book for children released


BANGALORE: A unique book for children ‘One eyed Ogre and other stories‘ was re-leased at the Catholic Club, Bangalore on Friday.

The book has been authored by Marianne Furtado De Nazareth, a journalist and academician and published by ARC Publications

Releasing the book Fr Am-brose Pinto, Principal of SJC said, “There is a child in each one of us. We need to be a child to get the creativity out of us.
“ If we read this book we will discover how imagination and creativity have been conglomerated in this book.”

Addressing the gathering, Marianne De Nazareth, the author said, “The stories were written over a period of time. I took over three full years to illustrate them.
“I am extremely grateful to my parents who inculcated the passion for books in me at a very young age.”

Penny Abraham, Vice Principal of the Canadian School, Bangalore said, “The stories in the book not only appeal to children but also appeal to the child in every adult. Personally I loved them a lot.”

Children enacted these stories with great motivation and enthusiasm.. Parents were de-lighted with their children’s performance of a couple of sto-ries in the book. Bhavani, a homemaker said, “One can easily relate to the stories, as we were told similar stories by our grandparents.

“These stories are written in a simple language which makes it more interesting.”

Various programmes like story enacting by the children, group dance and juggling added to the excitement and color to the event.

Francisco Sardarha, who is the President of the Catholic Club and R.V Pandit, a film maker, were also present at this event.

Courtesy: The Beacon. 27 July, 2010.

Marianne Furtado De Nazareth is a:
Fellow with UNFCCC, UNEP & Robert Bosch Stiftung
Former Asst Editor- The Deccan Herald
Freelance Journalist
Adjunct faculty St. Joseph's College & COMMITS

The author can be contacted via email: mde.nazareth at

- Forwarded by Dale Luis Menezes.

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