The Magic of Friendship *Book Blast* & Giveaway

The Magic of Friendship by Subhash Kommuru

About the Book

Title: The Magic of Friendship | Authors: Subhash Kommuru & Sujata Kommuru | Publication Date: August 25, 2014 | Publisher: Kommuru Books | Pages: 42 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8

Book Description: A flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? This is a story about change — a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will shows the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly one who is lonely and never really had the gift of laughter.

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The Buzz About the Book

“Committed to introducing Indian culture into children’s literature, Kommuru has set The Magic of Friendship in the heart India amid an imagined Tadoba Forest, which is not that farfetched from the real Tadoba National Park and Tiger Reserve near Maharashtra, India. Including other aspects of the country, such as the banyan tree — its national tree, and Kojagiri, an Indian term loosely related to a celebration, Kommuru’s story opens opportunities for children to learn and ask questions about another part of the world. Closing with a great moral that children will easily be able to figure out, The Magic of Friendship, is not just a fascinating read. Wonderfully written with aptly complementing illustrations, it is also a welcomed addition to children’s literature.” ~ Pacific Book Review

“I really enjoyed this story. I thought it expressed how friendship changes people and makes their lives better very well. The art is cute and explanatory without the story as well.”~ Phaedra S., Amazon

“When it comes to stories about friendship, children’s picture book literature is replete with tales of boys and girls who form mutually beneficial relationships; but The Magic of Friendship aims for something more and stands above most others in pairing vivid, colorful animal drawings with a narrative that at first seems predictable, but offers some satisfying differences…the real value of friendship and its world-changing potentials in this winning, feel-good story perfect for read-aloud or young picture book readers.” ~ D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“This is a really cute book that teaches that things are not always what they seem. The book is well illustrated and one that kids can easily relate to. This book is appropriate all the way up to 3rd grade reading level. My first grader was able to read it easily!” ~ Bonnie R., Amazon

“A story that will certainly put a smile on your face while teaching the importance of friendship.” ~ Brenda C., Amazon


About the Authors: Subhash & Sujata Kommuru

Subhash and Sujata KommuruSubhash and Sujata Kommuru hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself.

Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea!

These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.

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* $25 Book Blast Giveaway *

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Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: January 8, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

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12 thoughts on “The Magic of Friendship *Book Blast* & Giveaway

  1. I really love finding books that emphasize cultural values. India is one culture I seek out because our son in from India. There were few books to share with him years ago. I applaud the authors’ effort and passion.


    • Thank you Pat! Your comments hit home for me. We are from India living in US and working hard to bring our culture to our son and book is one the medium to do that hence this stories. It is really tough out there for diverse book. I am glad that Lobo brought us together!

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      • Check out Pragmatic Mom blog with Mia. There are a group of us you may want to link to. She’s focusing January on Multicultural books, and doing interviews with authors like Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon Draper etc. Then a group of us will all review an assigned Multicultural Book on Jan. 27. She’s also on twitter @pragmaticmom.


  2. The Magic of Friendship looks like a wonderful children’s book! I enjoy reading books to my students that encourage them to ask questions and learn more about other parts of the world. Subhash and Sujata’s book would do exactly that, just like Lobo’s Howliday did!


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