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July 2016 Debut of the Month The streets and alleys of the Nizamuddin quarter of Delhi provide the backdrop for this thrilling story of warrior cats. There’s a real sense of unease and danger in the opening chapters when a strange cat takes over the Sending, the psychic network through which the cats communicate. That cat is Mara, a house cat and no danger to the strays, or wildings as they call themselves. But they’ll need her help when a real danger threatens. Filled with a large cast of fascinating and unusual animal characters, tigers, weasels and birds as well of course cats, this is a real page-turner, and the cats’ eye view of the world is very cleverly maintained.
The description of this as a feline Watership Down is very apt. Readers would also enjoy the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, Inbali Iserles’s Tygrine Cat books and SF Said’s Varjak Paw novels. ~ Andrea Reece
Pushkin Press brings you the thrilling adventures of a rebellious gang of street cats – an Indian Watership Down.
Prowling, hunting and fighting amidst the crumbling ruins of one of Delhi's oldest neighbourhoods, are the proud Wildings. These feral cats fear no one, go where they want and do as they please. Battle-scarred tomcats, fierce warrior queens, the Wildings have ruled over Nizamuddin for centuries. Now there is a new addition to the clan - a pampered housecat with strange powers that could turn their world on its head. And something is stirring in the old Shuttered House - something dark and cruel and dangerous. As a terrifying new enemy emerges from the shadows, the Wildings will need all the allies they can get, as they fight for Nizamuddin, and their lives.
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Nilanjana Roy's stories are a delight to read Salman Rushdie
A vivid read The Times of India
A few pages into Nilanajana Roy's The Wildings, you'll wish you had whiskers and could mew... a page turner and a charming read DNA India
Could well become a classic in its own time Sunday Guardian
|Publication date:||7th July 2016|
|Publisher:||Pushkin Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Nilanjana Roy spent most of her adult life writing about humans before realizing that animals were much more fun; The Wildings is her first novel. She writes a regular column for the Business Standard and the International Herald Tribune, and some of her stories for children have been published in Scholastic's Spooky Stories, Science Fiction Stories and Be Witched. She lives in Delhi with two cats and her husband.More About Nilanjana Roy
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