Mostly Madly Mayil
At 13 going on assertive 14, Mayil is now on her second diary after Mayil Will Not Be Quiet. Teen queen, says Ma. Terrible teens say Pa. And yes, Mayil is perceptibly older, and wiser to a lot more things that make up teens. We see her as one of the Fake-inas Friend-ing a cute senior on Facebook, as a superpowered Liyam Lonewolf, a Cinderella tripping over her ghagra at Pumpkin VS's party¦ and of course, as a further evolved Mayilwriter who wouldn't mind rapping too, like the cool Kumari Mistake. But some things don't change. As spirited now as when we saw her last, Mayil continues to pour her many thoughts out in this sequel as honestly, hilariously, thinkingly, and touchingly as ever on everything from sexual harassment to caste distinctions (even in the Harry Potters!), to Saroja Paati in sleeveless and lipstick. This is another exceptional book from two talented young writers.
Author & Illustrator
Sowmya Rajendran & Niveditha Subramaniam
ABOUT THE BRAND
The Nestery is proud to present Tulika’s imaginatively created children’s books, which pioneered a fresh wave in Indian publishing in 1996. An independent publishing house based in Chennai, Tulika's focus is on children's picture books in English and other Indian languages — Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali — so that more children can access books in the language of their choice. Tulika titles offer a range of experiences and are inclusive and representative of different childhoods, of different social milieus, of different cultural contexts. The visual language too is diverse, with the traditional alongside the contemporary.