Maya’s Pets

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Tale By: Arifa Gani Maya was an energetic girl. She lived in East London with her parents, Mr and Mrs Smith. She loved her city, her home and most of all her parents. Her parents loved her back equally. There was one more thing she was very fond of —pets. So, her parents gifted her…

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Hasan

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Mrs. Shahid wakes up before dawn, with the first call by a Muezzin from the green masjid her modest house shares its fence with. This is her routine. She freshens up, lays out her prayer rug, and facing west, the direction of the holy Kaa’ba, begins her morning prayer. Hassan tiptoes out of the bed…

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Adam And Zaar

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Illustration: Neha Kumari

Back in the olden days, there was a plateau in China. The plateau was famous for its serene landscape and a calming effect. It was said that anyone who would make it to the plateau could find peace. The way to the plateau, however, passed through a dark, dense, mysterious forest, which no one could…

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White Butterfly

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At the middle of a vast valley was a precious garden of flowers that produced the sweetest nectar. The garden and its flowers were unique, only one of a kind, while there were dozens of other gardens around.  All gardens were accessible to all the butterflies, but the precious one was reserved for the big,…

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Cows Are Home

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

A farmer had a black cow and a white cow. He had some land, where the cows would graze. Every morning, he would open the gate of the byre and let the cows out. The cows would never leave the grassland. With time, the farmer bought more cows to bolster his income. He now had…

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John, The Monster

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Long ago in a small village in Persia, a man, named John, lived with his beautiful wife and a lovely little daughter. They had a small house, but their love for each was immense. In the yard of the house was an apple tree, which grew three apple daily. John and his family lived on…

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Mother Bird & Chicks

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A finch mother bird had three chicks. She had colourful feathers. When her chicks were born, she took great care of them till they were old enough to fly. When they wanted to fly around, she would accompany her young ones. She would tell her children that they were too young to fly too far.…

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Girl With Red Boots

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Illustration By: Neha Kumari

In a small village somewhere in the mountains of Kashmir, there lived a little girl who had curly brown hair and brown eyes. Her skin was as smooth as velvet. Her parents had decided that if they ever had a daughter, they would name her Hana. She loved the colour red. Hana lived with her…

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A Pet Rabbit

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

In a far-away village, a little girl lived with her mother and pet rabbit. The girl was four years old and her name was Maira. She loved the rabbit and took good care of him. One morning, when Maira woke up, she saw her mother was carrying the rabbit in her lap. “You love it…

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Anand Earned His Mangoes

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

It was a Saturday. As usual, Anand was happy as the school was closed and he could take a long walk along the river to the mango orchard. Unlike other children, he loved to spend time alone on the riverbanks and in the shade of mango trees, which stood in a row behind an iron-mesh…

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