Ten Goa books by, and for, children

  • The Bridge At Borim | By Surekha Panandikar | Price: Rs. 14 | Pp 79 /(1999) | A fascinating tale of the exploits of a young boy, Joze, during the struggle for Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule. (Available from: OIBS, Mapusa)
  • Alfie Alphonso: The search for the mystical Crystal | By Odette Mascarenhas | Price: Rs. 175 | Pp337 (2006) | Ever since Harry Potter became a phenomenon, more and more writers are trying their hand at the imaginary. Odette Mascarenhas has penned a story of a fairy godmother who enters the desolate world of a young Goan lad from Aldona village and transports him to the World of Magic where he tries to outwit the Dark Lord of Magic and his cohorts who are hell bent on preventing him from finding the Mystical Crystal. Will this book capture the imagination as did Potter? Recently published, it is too soon to tell. (OIBS)
  • The Sea Bird | By Mangala Anaveker | Price: Rs. 100 | Pp 84 (2001) | A tale set in Goa, this book offers reflections on life interspersed in a fairly interesting narrative
  • Free From School | By Rahul Alvares | Price: Rs. 100 | Pp.112 (1999) | 16-year-old snake-loving Goan, Rahul Alvares, opted out of school for a year, to unravel for himself the mysteries of nature’s wonders reptiles, crocodiles, spiders, earthworms and turtles. This book reports Rahul’s thrilling real-life learning, which students and teachers will find enormously engrossing.
  • The Portrait | By Frederika Menezes | Price: Rs. 100 | Pp.81 (1998) | Sensitive thoughts, ideas and oodles of humour by a young, bubbly spastic. She translates them in poems, which show a remarkable maturity as she shares with the reader her pain, dreams and cheer.
  • The Pepperns & Wars of the Mind | By Frederika Menezes | Price: Rs. 200 | Pp 173 (2003) | A whimsical tale of a world wholly of the imagination authored by a young Goan girl.
  • Rebecca’s Inheritance | By Sushila Fonseca | Price: Rs. 55 | Pp 189 (2002) | An adventure story set in Goa.
  • Elocution Pieces For Students | By Anita Pinto | Price: Rs. 25 | Book 1: Pp. 102 (1995) | Poems and speeches for students of all ages to recite and declaim
  • Mathematics Manual For Children | By Pratap Naik | Price: Rs. 25 | Pp.43 (1996) | Learn arithmetic in Konkani with English translations. Simple steps.
  • Aquaworld: The environment and ecosystems of coastal Goa | By Theresa Almeida | Price: Rs. 270 |Pp.267 (1998) LF | A resource book and activity guide. Source: http://www.otherindiabookstore.com/index.jsp
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