Gopi Diaries By Sudha Murty Is The 'Pawfect' Read For Parents And Children Alike

Published by Harper Collins India, The Gopi Diaries by Sudha Murty talks about simple joys in life from a dog's perspective.

Gopi Diaries By Sudha Murty Is The 'Pawfect' Read For Parents And Children Alike

The Gopi Diaries is a series of three books for children about Sudha Murty's dog- Gopi. Told in Gopi's voice, the first book, Coming Home, 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 in his life give the story a truly unique flavour. Written in Sudha Murty's inimitable style, these are books children and adults will treasure as the simple stories talk of basic values even when told from a dog's perspective.

Gopi is a golden retriever, who is bought home by Murty's son Rohan. The book takes us through his life journey since his birth to him settling down at the Murty's house. The parts where Narayan Murty is scared of the puppy and the way the puppy perceives it is one of the best parts in the book. It makes us realise the simple pleasures of life from a dog's perspective. The illustrations by Sandhya Prabhat and the editing by Shrutkeerti Khurana is sure to leave with a smile. There will be two more books from the series which are set to release in 2021 and 2022. 

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Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in English and Kannada. Her books, which include eight bestselling works for children, have been translated into all major Indian languages. She is the recipient of the R.K.Narayan Award for Literature (2006), the Padma Shri (2006), the Attimabbe Award from the Government of Karnataka for excellence in Kannada literature (2011) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) and Best Children's Book (2019) Crossword Book Awards.

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