Up World, Down World


In a canopied forest in India, the Up World and Down World have always been suspicious of each other. But it all changes when Gopa the dormouse accidentally drops her book on Fatima’s head.

For a story about the biodiversity of such forests and about forging ties of friendship, look no further!

Awards won: This book won the Best of Indian Children’s Writing (BICW) Award in 2018 for the theme Animal Stories for the age 7-9 yrs.

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Fatima loves to curl up with a good book in the lively green forest near her house. Sitting under the shade of the Arjuna tree, she gazes at the leafy Up World, wondering what secrets it holds. Maa has told her that it is dangerous, so she believes it must be scary.

But one day, she becomes friends with a tiny dormouse named Gopa! They hop from tree to tree while Fatima meets more vibrant forest creatures like a fruit bat, a canopy frog, and a hornbill. 🦇🐸 What fun! Fatima now realises that the Up World isn’t scary at all; it’s actually quite wonderful.

But oh-oh . . . trouble strikes when Vaidya the snake’s tree is cut down, leaving him homeless. 😥

Can Fatima and the animals come up with a way to help Vaidya? 🐍 With stunning illustrations and interesting species of animals featuring as characters, this book is a treat for any child!

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Weight 150 g
Dimensions 18.5 × 21 × 0.5 cm


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