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Top 6 Sudha Murthy books for Children

Posted by My Chapter One on 15.05.2022

Sudha Murthy dons many hats – of a writer,  philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Sudha Murthy is greatly admired for being a prolific writer, facilitating the education of poor children, and being one of the brains behind Infosys, one of India’s leading IT companies. Sudha Murthy’s philanthropic work has also been recognized globally – be it the empowerment of women, awareness of rural education, public hygiene, poverty alleviation, and much more! 

Sudha Murthy’s stories and books are always a delight to read. They are full of tales from her childhood, and her life experiences. The best part about the books written by Sudha Murthy is that the language is very easy to read and understand for kids as well as adults.

Sudha Murthy writes books both in English and Kannada. All Sudha Murthy books are a delight to read.  In this blog, we recommend to you the top 6 books written by Sudha Murthy that your child is sure to enjoy reading.

Grandma’s Bag of Stories

grandmas bag of stories

Storytelling has been synonymous with Grandparents for the longest time. After all, who can resist a good story, especially when it’s being told by your grandparents?

In this book, the grandma opens her bag full of stories, and there come tales of kings and cheats, monkeys and mice, bears and gods. Stories about the bear who ate some really bad dessert and got very angry. It also has a story about a lazy man who would not put out a fire till it reached his beard; a princess who got turned into an onion; a queen who discovered silk, and many more whacky and wonderful people and animals.

These fun-filled stories are sure to entertain, educate and provide unlimited enjoyment to children.


The Magic Drum and other favourite stories

The Magic Drum and other favourite stories

The story of the magic drum is about an old couple in distress who is saved by a magic drum. Apart from this, the book also has other interesting stories. Tales about a princess who thinks she was a bird, a coconut that cost a thousand rupees, and a shepherd with a bag of words.

The collection of stories in this book is about different people - Kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men, women and other interesting characters.

These are stories that Sudha Murty's grandparents told her when she was a child; while some others she heard from her friends from around the world. 

These delightful and timeless folktales are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. 


The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home

The Gopi Diaries Coming Home

The Gopi Diaries is a series of three books for children about a dog called Gopi. ‘Coming Home’ is the first book in the series. The story has been narrated in Gopi's voice. The book, begins with Gopi going to his new home, and tells the story of how he settles down with his loving, human family. How Gopi sees the world around him and what he thinks of the people.

The telling of the stories is based on values even though its narrated  from a dog’s point of view. This is what gives the story a truly unique flavour.


The Bird with Golden Wings

The Bird with Golden Wings

This is a collection of children’s short stories Filled with wit, knowledge, fun and simple morals. The tales in this book talk about clever little animals, magical beings, kings, queens, and princesses. These stories are tailored for young children.

The easy language and moral values stated in the stories make it a perfect choice for young children.


How I Taught My Grandmother to Read

How I Taught My Grandmother to Read

Sudha Murthy's ‘How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories’ provides lessons for life through its twenty-five, splendidly written stories. It is a collection of heart-touching tales. In this book, Sudha Murthy also talks about her encounter with J R D Tata. Each of the stories inspires the readers in some form or the other.

Sudha Murthy has shared with the readers, stories from her childhood to her life as a teacher and a mother. Apart from the incidences, what makes the book enjoyable is the way it’s been written in an effortless and humorous way.


The Sage with Two Horns: Unusual tales from mythology

The Sage with Two Horns Unusual tales from mythology

The age old wisdom of the epics have been retold and shared in this collection of stories by Sudha Murthy.

The book has some fantastic illustrations and is narrated in an unassuming way. Be it a story of the king who sacrificed his own flesh to keep his word to a pigeon or about the throne that gives anyone who sits on it the unique ability to dispense justice! 

Your child will be fascinated to know about the sculptor who managed to make magnificent statues with no hands at all.

There's something for everyone in this collection of tales of wisdom and wit!

Sudha Murthy

Sudha Murthy’s stories are a mix or fiction, fantasy and some non-fiction. The uniqueness of the stories makes them a compelling read which can encourage a child’s imagination to soar. 

So, go ahead and order these books and have a great time reading them with your child. 

“Vision without action is merely a dream; action without vision is merely passing time; but vision and action together can change the world.”

Sudha Murthy, Wise & Otherwise

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