Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar

Writer, Storyteller and Author

http://www.chitrasoundar.com
csoundar@me.com
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Available for

After dinner, Commission, Educational, General enquiry, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Further Education, University, Adult

Genres

Adventure, Biography, Business, Comedy, Essay, Fable, Fairy tale, Fiction, Fiction narrative, Folklore, History, Humour, Legend, Magical realism, Memoir, Mythology, Narrative, Non-Fiction, Picture book, Poetry, Realistic fiction, Science, Short story, Stage/Screen, Tall tale, Textbook, Travel

Book types

Educational, Fiction for children, Picture book

Details

About Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar is an Indian-born British writer, based in London. Chitra grew up on a wholesome diet of stories from Indian myths and epics. Chitra has written over 30 books for children and many of her stories are set in India. She regularly goes into schools to tell stories and conduct workshops. She is passionate about Reading for Pleasure especially in Asian families. She is a Patron of Reading at West Earlham Junior School, Norwich. You can find out more at http://www.chitrasoundar.com/storiesfromindia/

Her latest titles include You're Safe With MePattan’s Pumpkin (illustrated by Frané Lessac, published by Otter-Barry Books) and A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice (illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy, published by Walker Books). Find out more at www.chitrasoundar.com and follow her on twitter at @csoundar. 

Chitra Soundar’s School Visits

Find out more here: http://www.chitrasoundar.com/chitras-author-visits/

 

Chitra Soundar’s CPD, Talks and Speeches

Chitra also trains trainee teachers, primary school teachers and librarians on storytelling and creative writing. 

Chitra is a frequent speaker and storyteller at literature festivals and also offers keynote speeches, lectures to writing groups and conferences on writing, diversity in children's literature and reading for pleasure.

Chitra Soundar’s Writing Commissions

Chitra will be interested in writing projects commissioned to a brief. Please get in touch with her agent Abi Sparrow (SP Agency) to discuss this.

Chitra Soundar - Other useful info

Chitra lives in London and will be willing to travel across the British Isles, Europe and anywhere abroad. She frequently does school and bookshop visits in the US. Find out more at http://www.chitrasoundar.com/international-author-visits/

Books by Chitra Soundar

Chitra's books are usually set in India or in Indian families, although she does love writing about nature and animals from all parts of the world. Her stories bring the charm and stories of India with universal truth and appeal to children everywhere. Creative writing & story projects for all ages esp about India. Chitra also trains teachers and librarians on storytelling

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You're Snug With Me

You're Snug With Me

At the start of winter, two bear cubs are born, deep in their den in the frozen north. "Mama, what lies beyond here?" they ask. "'Above us is a land of ice and snow." "What lies beyond the ice and snow?" they ask. "The ocean, full of ice from long ago." And as they learn the secrets of the earth and their place in it, Mama Bear whispers, "You're snug with me." 
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You're Safe With Me

You're Safe With Me

When the moon rises high and the stars twinkle, it is bedtime for the baby animals of the Indian forest. But tonight, when the skies turn dark and the night grows stormy, the little ones can’t sleep. SWISH-SWISH! CRACK-TRACK! FLASH-SNAP! goes the storm. Only Mama Elephant with her words of wisdom can reassure them. “You’re safe with me.” 
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Pattan's Pumpkin

Pattan's Pumpkin

An exciting, vibrantly illustrated Flood Story from India. Pattan has an amazing pumpkin… it grows BIGGER than the goats, BIGGER than the elephants, until it is as TALL as the mountains. Can Pattan’s pumpkin save his family and all the animals? 
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A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice

A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice

These clever, funny trickster tales, full of humour and colour, are sure to delight. 
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A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom

A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom

Based on traditional Indian folktales, this book contains four stories about Prince Veera and his friend Suku. Tales about dung-dropping, sweet-stealing, luck-jinxing villains. 
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Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip

Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip

Farmer Falgu has had enough of his noisy farm! He needs a break and he’s off on a holiday. Craving some quiet, he gets on his cart and goes looking for silence. He meets some interesting characters on his way who teach him the value of joyous noise. 
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Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Market

Farmer Falgu has a plan. But as usual, it's a plan that's turned topsy-turvy by the madness that surrounds him. But then, Farmer Falgu can usually find his way out of any mess! Chitra Soundar's energetic tale radiates with adventure and madness, whil 
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Farmer Falgu Goes to the Kumbh Mela

Farmer Falgu Goes to the Kumbh Mela

Farmer Falgu is headed to the Kumbh Mela in the vibrant city of Allahabad. There are a lot of things to see at the Mela, his friends remind him. But does Farmer Falgu manage to see them all? 
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Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying

Farmer Falgu Goes Kite Flying

Farmer Falgu’s trips never go smoothly. In this third book of the series, he is on his way to the annual kite-flying festival with his daughter, Ella. But…. Whoosh! She loses her kite to the strong wind. 
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Riddles for Smart Kids

Riddles for Smart Kids

You are bored playing games... bored with watching TV... bored reading and solving elementary puzzles. Well! What do you do now? Fret not - the answer is right here and you are holding it! This fun-filled book of riddles is all set to entertain you 
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As I Watch

As I Watch

In this book, every young reader will learn how to watch a butterfly is born from a tiny egg hanging under a leaf. The concept of life cycle is illustrated by the text that brings the reader back to where he started. 

Keywords

BASKET. FRUITS BUTTERFLY DISABILITY DUAL-LANGUAGE EAGLE EGGS EMPATHY FARMER FEAR FLOOD FO GHEE HARMONY INDIA JUSTICE JUSTICE LORIS MAMA ELEPHANT NATURE PANGOLIN PICKLES. JUSTICE PUMPKIN RETELLINGS SILENCE SKYPE SKYPE SPRING STORYTELLING THUNDERSTORMS TRICKSTER WESTERN GHATS WISDOM YAK