The Unicycle and Other Stories

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Each of the six stories has something valuable to offer. The Green Earth is a lesson in protecting our earth. Project Chinna is about sharing knowledge. The Clever Princess is about resourcefulness, and The Dream has a family coming to terms with loss. The Unicycle is all about determination and earning respect. Mr. Ben's Treasures is a tale of strange hobbies, honor, and community. More
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About Gita V.Reddy

Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for children and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children.

Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes.

She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.

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Review by: Lisa Waters on May 26, 2015 :
This book contains six terrific stories under one cover that are appealing to middle grade children.
The Clever Princess is about Princess Chandralekha, who is the daughter to King Jaganmohan from the Kingdom of Chandranagar. As is a tradition among kingdoms, princes and princesses marry more out of duty and promise than love. Since Princess Chandralekha turned 18, it is now her duty to marry whomever the King decides is best suited.
There are three proposals of marriage before this king, one from King Viratpuri, another from King Kanshigarh, and the third from King Haripur. Whomever either the princess or king choose the others will become offended, join together, and declare war.
It is an awful predicament for this princess to be entangled and torment over, but as she is passionate and takes extreme interest in the Kingdom, she devises a plan that just may save all from the wager of war.
You'll find out the exciting conclusion to this story by reading this book.
Green Earth is about a seven-year-old girl named Devi, who lives in a shack with her parents, as they are construction workers and live for short periods of time at one place before moving to another.
Devi met a gardener, who showed her various plants and spoke of the importance of trees and greenery for the earth. Devi was very much interested and drawn to the care and attention young saplings needed in taking hold.
She decided that even though she spent a short time wherever she lived she would always plant a tree to offer much needed shade for her fellow humans and even the animals.
As time went by she grew older and...You'll have to read the rest of the story for yourself.
In Project Chinna two boys, one named Sushant and the other Hemant, must obey their teacher, who assigned a daunting task upon the entire class. This task counted as 50% of their grade, therefore, everyone took great steps in making sure to complete it.
As a charitable community service each child was paired together in need of finding someone illiterate and must teach them how to read.
Sushant and Hemant put their heads together discussing their options. Though they made valiant efforts, and felt they were unsuccessful, they finally found Chinna, a young boy, who no longer attended school, as he needed to assist in earning an income for his family. Chinna was very eager to learn how to read and write.
There were difficulties to master and much more to this story, which I'll learn by reading it yourself.
The Unicycle is a mysterious story about a young boy named Amir who wished to possess bicycles and eventually a motorbike just the same as his older brothers.
Times were tough and money was something not to waste. Amir went to work after school and on weekends. He had plans to accomplish whatever he set out to do.
One day as he trotted off to work, unknown to his family that he took employment, his brothers decided to follow him and find out exactly to what was his mysteriousness, but most certainly suspected mischievousness.
As Amir came to a certain street, his brothers followed, though at that very same street, day-after-day, they'd lose sight of him.
Where was Amir going? What was he up to? Was he up to no good? You can find all this out and more by reading this story.
Dream is a simple story though told so lovely by this author. It's captivating as it takes the reader into the world in which Sucharita lives.
She is an unhappy young girl as her mother dies soon after birth. Her father was raising her; though not paying much attention to her needs and wants. He was absorbed in his own unhappiness after losing his wife.
Sucharita tried to be the best person she knew to be, without much guidance from her father or those in which he employed to service her during her childhood.
Her clothes were often shabby and dirty, hair uncombed, and looked rather unkempt. Her servant was most usually late and did not help her dress, wash, or provide any breakfast, as were her father's instructions.
On a day typical to this life she's come to know her servant did not arrive. She attempted dressing herself, did not have any breakfast, and started off to school by herself.
When she arrived at school she remembered her homework assignment was left at home. She did not know what to do. She did not want to be marked without turning it in.
In a panic she ran out of class, out of the school, and out of the schoolyard. She did not want to go home for fear her father would question her. She did not want to go back to school without her assignment.
In her brief walk she came to a familiar place. As she settled herself to rest and think she fell asleep. She dreamed about...to learn what happens next you may do so by reading this story contained in this book.
And the last story in this collection short stories is titled Mr. Ben's Treasures. Imagine living your life collecting items from all over, both near and far, from persons known and unknown. That is how Mr. Ben lived his life.
He put in a lot of thought and took exceptional care to each and every item he determined suitable for his collection. He got to know the history of each and every item. They meant much to him. Often he'd show a piece of his collection and tell stories about acquiring them to the neighborhood children.
Times being tough, Mr. Ben needed to vacate his home. Find out what becomes of Mr. Ben and his collection of treasures by reading the full story contained in this book.
Readers will enjoy every adventure their mind takes while reading this collection of stories. They will understand the meaning of life struggles and hopes and dreams of others as they take in the subtleness of each and every story. There is much hiding under one cover for many to enjoy in this terrific book.
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