Most of us have grown up on a diet of local children’s magazines that never failed to enthral us. Champak, a fortnightly publication since 1969 has entertained and educated generations of Indian kids. The Champak Story Box (Rupa Publications) packs in a true punch with a set of three books containing a mix of stories and activities.
Targeted at the 7-12 age group this delightful collection carries with it a sense of nostalgia, especially for those who’ve spent a good part of their childhood, relishing the Champak magazine. The three-part book set has three books, each containing short stories that adhere to varied genres including mystery, adventure, humour, science and value education. The stories resonate deeply with a modern readership as well. T
The magazine was always known for meaningful stories with endearing and relatable characters- both human and animal. The curated stories do justice to the high standard one expects of Champak. Simple and impactful these tales relate to the lives of contemporary Indian children. They are not only entertaining but also add value to the lives of the readers.
The vibrant and colourful presentation of the stories and the vivid illustrations work towards enhancing the visual appeal of the books. There is a fun activity (puzzle, word search, match the colours and many more) after each story. The individual volumes are also available separately, though I would recommend getting the entire set of three.
The Champak Story Box provides tales and activities for the 7-12 age group. Loads of edutainment from a much-loved Indian publication! Go ahead and get this one!