Which charismatic Kiwi batsman is also the cousin of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Russell Crowe?Which South Africa-born motivational speaker played a key role in India's 2011 World Cup win and Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup victory?Which former cricketer, besides being a successful coach of several teams - including India - is also credited for devising Zimbabwe's car registration system?Which batsman piloted the special flight that flew Arjuna Ranatunga's victorious Sri Lankan team home from Lahore in 1996?The HarperCollins Book of World Cup Trivia is not a mere collection of factoids and cricket records. It skilfully combines history, highlights, statistics and information in one comprehensive and ambitious edition. Starting from the first tournament in England in 1975, to the 2011 edition in the Indian subcontinent, this book is the perfect knowledge companion to the only quadrennial tournament that truly matters in world cricket.
'Among the 60 essential English-language works of Modern Indian Literature. An important literary marker'-World Literature Today The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry by Indians is a major landmark international book that reflects the vibrant contemporary poetry culture of India and the broader Indian diaspora - the United States and Canada, The United Kingdom and Europe, Africa and Asia, Australia and the Pacific. The featured poets are born post 1950, after India became a republic, and showcase the best English poetry by Indians over the last sixty years. A unique feature of this discerning anthology is that over 90 per cent of the poems are new and unpublished in individual author volumes. Expertly edited by Sudeep Sen, this significant book is a must-have for literature and poetry lovers - an essential compendium for academics, students, librarians and interested lay readers who want to sample the vibrant cultural and intellectual milieu of India, at home and in the world.
This collection assembles twelve of the greatest picture books ever published: Goodnight Moon, Caps for Sale, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crictor, A Baby Sister for Frances, Leo the Late Bloomer, William's Doll, A Chair for My Mother, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Chrysanthemum, From Head to Toe, and Pete's a Pizza. Each story is followed by a page of tips for taking the reading experience further; a bibliography offers further reading suggestions. A perfect gift for new moms and dads, teachers, or parents excited to read their children the books they themselves grew up with, this collection is a wonder-filled opportunity for preschoolers and families to own and share "the best of the best."
In This Unparalleled Collection Of Short Stories, The Harpercollins Book Of New Indian Fiction Presents An Absorbing View Of One Of The Most Fertile Literary Landscapes In The World. Traversing Continents And Orbits, Styles And Themes, In Rich, Original And Frequently Surprising Ways, The Stories Testify To The Range And Depth Of Indian Writing In English. Variously Lyric, Satiric, Tragic And Fantastic, They Are Unified In Their Vigour And Humanity. The Anthology Features A Rich Assortment Of Voices From Both New Authors And Established Names Including Abraham Verghese, Manju Kapur, Githa Hariharan And Amitava Kumar. With An Insightful Introduction By Khushwant Singh, One Of India S Foremost Literary Personalities, This Is The Definitive Survey Of A Lively Modern Scene.
From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller--a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite! When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he's determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it's stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that's only the beginning. Stuck is Oliver Jeffers' most absurdly funny story since The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Childlike in concept and vibrantly illustrated as only Oliver Jeffers could, here is a picture book worth rescuing from any tree.