Title: Adventures In Farland
Author: Moshank Relia
Pages: 70 pages(Paperback)
P.O.V: 3rd Person
Genre: Children’s Book
Publication Date: October 19th 2017
Publisher: Rumour Books India
Mira Rawat has heard tales of Farland all her life from her mother, who has described the magical place of gnomes, fairies, mermaids and animals, and especially its wondrous festival, the New Moon Party. Now, Mira has been informed by a man named Bushy that she has been invited by Princess Harmonica to attend the party. Bushy also uses a spell to turn her two friends, the mischievous and vexing boys, Bira and Vira, into rats so that they will not disturb the other party guests with their constant fighting and misbehaviour. At midnight, Mira, with Bira and Vira snuggled in her pocket, climbs Gunhill and is picked up by the pilot Starhead and flown in his plane to the party. However, the flight is cut short by a terrible wind, and Starhead is forced to land his plane near the Lost Forest. There, Mira discovers that Farland is in great jeopardy. Another Farland resident, Windman, has been generating great windstorms to prevent the Queen of Witches from reaching Dragon Hill. She intends to release the Dragon of Underhill, chained in its den beneath Dragon Hill, so that Farland will be burned and completely destroyed.
‘Adventures In Farland’ by author Moshank Relia is a fairy tale that is up for release this Diwali.
Plot/Development: A little girl Mira is on her way to picnic with her friends Bira and Vira, when Bushy shows up to give Mira Princess Harmonica’s invitation to Farland’s New Year party. Farland is a beautiful magical land that Mira has been hearing stories about from her Mom. The story revolves around the adventures Mira have in the magic land on her arrival.
The plot is quite interesting and the story is filled with magic. The development is also kept fast paced so that kids don’t get bored.
Characters: Mira’s character has been developed as a responsible, pretty and brave girl. But it seemed the author was too harsh on the characters of Bira and Vira from the very beginning. Other characters introduced were also quite adorable.
Writing and Illustrations: The writing was tight and the author seemed to have the story in control. He did not let it stroll even for a second. The illutrations are really cute and I’m sure that young readers will love it.
This book is hardly 70 pages and for readers from age 5-9 or anyone like me who love children’s book.