Editor | Books for Children
“We will tell you a story” said Dovey.
“We will tell you the story you wanted to hear.”
The Rose Garden has always been famous for its marvellous tales of adventure, survival and travel recounted there. One evening, Shikar the squirrel’s favourite doves – Lovey and Dovey – narrate a feather-raising story on his behest. A story about a villainous stork, his cackling cronies and a magnificent golden eagle. But this is no ordinary story. This one will deeply affect Shikar, altering his notions of himself, his past and his origins. Return to the ledges of the fountain in the Rose Garden to read about the enthralling capers of your favourite feathered friends and bird-squirrel as they swap stories of daring and wonder.
The Golden Eagle is the fourth book in a unique series exploring the wondrous world of birds, perfect for city-bred children, whose knowledge of birds is limited to common species found in the vicinity. It is beautifully illustrated by Krishna Bala Shenoi. Apart from stories about migration and general adventures, the stories include little-known bird folklore and are an excellent primer for parents who are on the lookout for books on nature, and also for birdwatchers. It is a great way to connect to the world of birds and their adventures.
About the author
Deepak Dalal gave up a career in chemical engineering to write stories for children. He lives in Pune with his wife, two daughters, and several dogs and cats. He enjoys wildlife, nature and the outdoors. All his stories have a strong conservation theme. His earlier books in the Vikram Aditya adventure series are set in India’s wilderness destinations. This is his fourth book in the Feather Tales series.