Manya Learns to Roar


Manya’s favourite film of all-time is The Jungle Book. She loves it so much that she can practically quote from it, line by line!

When her school puts on a theatre production of The Jungle Book, she’s a shoo-in for the part of the mighty Shere Khan . . . right? However, her teachers think Manya’s stammer could mess up the role, as does her classmate Rajat, who won’t quit teasing her about her stutter. Will Manya overcome her fears and learn to roar?

Awards won: This book won the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) Award in 2019 for the theme Standing Out for the age 10-12 yrs.

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Manya badly, badly wants to be Shere Khan in her school play. The Jungle Book is her favourite film and she knows all the lines. She’s sure she’ll be a superb Shere Khan. 🐯

But not everyone thinks so.

Her classmate Rajat is always making fun of her stammer. Her English teacher thinks it’s risky to let her get on stage and her principal seems to agree.

The more anxious Manya gets, the worse her stammer becomes. Will Manya lose her dream role? Can she overcome her fears and learn to roar?

This book was one of the winners of the Children First writing competition, 2016. The aim of the contest was to produce books featuring children who are differently-abled, but not reduced to their disabilities.

Instead, they are portrayed as mischievous, stubborn, playful, happy, needy . . . just like any other child.

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Weight 55 g
Dimensions 17.7 × 12.5 × 0.5 cm


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