A Cloud Called Bhura – Climate Champions To The Rescue
Written by Bijal Vachharajani
About the Book
A Cloud Called Bhura is a novel for young readers that deals with the topical issue of climate change in a unique, entertaining manner. It is an inspirational story that shows the power of children and youth and reflects what is happening in reality around the world. The book has attractive illustrations and infographics by Aindri C, a narrative illustrator-animator. Filled with up-to-date facts and information about the environment, the book is a real page-turner. A Cloud Called Bhura has been published by Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd.
Amni wakes up one morning to find the sky taken over by a huge brown cloud. Where did this cloud appear from suddenly? Even as she and her friends Mithil, Tammy and Andrew start finding out more, their city of Mumbai starts reeling from the changes the cloud brings to the weather. Bhura Cloudus, as the media calls it, contains noxious gases, causes scalding rain to fall, makes birds flee the city, and suffocates every living thing.
What will Mota Bhai, the powerful politician, do now? Can Vidisha and Bidisha, the scientist twins, find a solution? And what about superstar Pavan Kumar and the amazing cloud-sucking machine? Can Bhura ever be driven away, or is it already too late?
Thought-provoking, funny and inspiring, A Cloud Called Bhura is about the changing global climate and the havoc it can cause, as well as the forces of friendship, trust and community that give hope and will help counter this deadly threat to humanity.
About the Author
When Bijal Vachharajani is not reading Harry Potter, she is Editor Scissorhands at Pratham Books. A journalist, Bijal is the author of three children’s books, So You Want to Know About the Environment, What’s Neema Eating Today? and The Seed Savers. She has co-authored The Great Indian Nature Trail with Uncle Bikky and 10 Indian Ecostars Who Are Fighting to Save the Planet. She has also edited a magazine, rescued animals, and written tons of articles about nature, food and books. Bijal has a Masters in Environment Security and Peace from the University of Peace in Costa Rica, and is now a certified climate worrier.