Published: 18 September 2021
Cover Design and Illustrations: Blue Pencil Studio
Chinni, a simple little girl, lived in a shanty home with her parents who earned a meagre income. But that didn’t deter Chinni from dreaming to be a princess. With her intelligence, courage and sharp presence of mind, Chinni made a difference to the lives of her parents and also to the environment around her. Did she achieve her dream? Let’s join Chinni on her journey.
I am Isabella and I am twelve years old. I live in Hyderabad and study in Meridian School. My father is a management consultant and my mother is a consultant Acupuncturist and a Naturopathist. As a child, I loved to read books (which I still do!) and share stories with my parents.
Growing up, I began writing short stories for my little brother. The hobby turned into a fierce passion for me. My first story ‘The Magnet That Attracted Girls’ has been published in the anthology Ocean Blue by Scholastic.
When I’m not writing or dreaming up stories, I love to play jazz tunes on my piano, cook for my family, do artwork and read G.K. in my free time. People often call me nerdy, but I would say, I’m curious to learn more. I remember how thrilled I was when I first learned to read, to be able to access the many worlds of fiction. My mission is to hold children spellbound with my stories and to evoke in them a love of reading.
I also want to help save the environment in little ways such as recycling, composting and planting trees in my backyard. I’m not sure what profession I’ll take when I grow up, but one thing’s for sure, I want to be an author who travels around the world, collecting tales of different cultures, and be the change I wish to see in the world!
My favourite quote that I thought of by myself is, “I would rather be an imperfect human than a perfect inhuman.”