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Snow and Salt Water & Other Animal Stories

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If animals could speak, mankind would weep. -Anthony Douglas Williams

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Pushpa Kurup

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Priyanka A28-May-2020 08:03:13
It's my pleasure madam
Ashifa28-May-2020 07:10:03
Hai ma'am. This book is a complete entertaining animal fable. With their habitats, environment, emotions you successfully conveyed your point against anthropocentrism. Kudos to that. Mostly I read books related to it and this book is such a delight with easy language . The content to be understood is given where no readers will have difficulty to understand your point of view.

Ashifa

The plight arround us is because of 'us' (humans) . The same is explained in this book . It talks about anthropocentrism and author is against it . She tells the world is for all and not only for humans. Humans mostly place themselves at the centre but they don't know they aren't even need by the world. Nothing is gonna stop if man dies but it is not in the case of other creatures.
Here, the author talks about it through animals and through their habitat. If you have time of 2 hours , then just take this book and have a read. This is my personal review for this book and the above is about author and her writing skill❤️

Pushpa Kurup

Thank u Ashifa!

Ashifa

Pleasure ma'am?

Ashifa

Is my review is worth? Is my language is good?

Pushpa Kurup

Good Ashifa. I agree with your thoughts. We are not the centre of the universe. The planet can manage without us.

Ashifa

Thanks ma'am
N.Narmatha28-May-2020 06:30:04
Hii Maam...I really love this story mam. It is very easy to understand and your language also very simple and clear. If animals could speak ,mankind would weep .It makes me to think If animals speaks means what will happens. Stories of various animals like cheetah ,tortoise ,camels ,bears are very superb and also its help to learn their habitual .Actually I took this story for my assignment purpose only but I really impressed by reading this .Thank you very much mam for this kind of great story.

Pushpa Kurup

Thanks for the compliment dear!
Nandhini28-May-2020 06:27:09
Actually Just now only I see this book sry for that .But I promise to you I read this book in this quarantine time .This book title "snow and salt water and other animals story " oops this title give me great curiosity to read this book .In this title I think it's a cartoon and animal based story .others I don't know but I like this kind of book . definitely I read this book and give a better feedback with my poor English sorry mam

Pushpa Kurup

We all have our limitations. But there's nothing that can't be overcome. So work on improving your English. Every new language is a new world.

Nandhini

Definitely mam .I try to learn English well
Merlin Blessy K28-May-2020 04:58:45
Hi ma'am, So fascinating is the way you portrayed the origins, biological, and psychological entities of animals, and their relationship to humans in the form of a fable. I just felt it was worth reading. Thank you ma'am.

Pushpa Kurup

Thank u Merlin
LR.Manju krishna28-May-2020 04:58:10
Hi mam... I read this book recently mam and found to be soo interesting and knowledgeable. This story tells about various animals like Wild Bacteria Camel,Bears,Zebra,Elephant etc.Conversation between animals is very interesting we can learn about their habitat and camels features to survive in desert.History about Mongolia is very useful mam.Through the animals conversation it's clearly shown how animals are affected by human activities. l loved reading this book it's easy to read and understand . I wish you to write more books mam thank you

Pushpa Kurup

Now i am writing a biography of an amazing woman. Hope u will read it when it is published.

LR.Manju krishna

Oh Sure mam it's pleasure for me to read it ..

Pushpa Kurup

It will be inspirational

LR.Manju krishna

Thank u mam
S. Meenakshi28-May-2020 04:35:54
Mam I had read this book for my assignment. I started choosing the book. I was very much interested in reading animals like kind of books. So I choose snow and salt water for my assignment. I felt interesting to read it and I was amazed that how could a writer can write his or her book in such a way. I felt happy to read this book. Thank you mam

Pushpa Kurup

Thank u Meenakshi. I enjoyed writing it, though it was hard work.

S. Meenakshi

Yes mam I too interested in writing stories mam sure in future I will become a writer. That's my ambition mam

Pushpa Kurup

Happy to hear this! May our tribe increase!
S. Meenakshi28-May-2020 04:35:47
Mam I had read this book for my assignment. I started choosing the book. I was very much interested in reading animals like kind of books. So I choose snow and salt water for my assignment. I felt interesting to read it and I was amazed that how could a writer can write his or her book in such a way. I felt happy to read this book. Thank you mam
Priyanka A28-May-2020 04:33:16
Hi madam. I just finished your book " Snow and Salt Water & Others Animals Stories" and I should say I really love this book. Each page has more information regarding like the country , the race , events and many more. Personal l really like geography and history. And this book gave me both. I can't describe how happy I feel after reading this book. This book also explains us I mean our impact on Earth. Due to action many Animals are in threat. It's definitely true if Animals could talk we Humans would surely weep. I am totally in love with this book. Thank you ma'am for presenting us this wonderful book. I really mean it.

Pushpa Kurup

Your message warms my heart!
R sayivardhini28-May-2020 04:00:28
Hi mam.. I got surprised after reading this book because of its factual details like history ,geography and the illegal issues around the world. Through this you are a educating your readers with various facts. I choose this book of its description the quote really attracted me. I thought this book would be a fable story but after finish reading this book, I got amused and also I got impacted with several issues like camel racingetc. For me this book not only about the breeds and species and somehow it also makes us realize about the underlying issues of animal kingdom and animal extinction. Thank you mam for this wonderful work.

Pushpa Kurup

Thank u for the compliment dear. Yes, it is my desire to educate, entertain, and energize.
SHOBANA28-May-2020 03:57:04
Hello mam. I read your work, Snow and salt water and other stories. I completed it in a single sitting. I took me 3 hourse 40 minutes. I went deliberately slow because lot of information in each pages. They way you desribe any place is constructive. Iam a upsc aspirant and this book added more knowledge in me. I have marked many lines too.
Thank you mam. If u have written any other book please mention it. I love to check out your other works too.

Pushpa Kurup

Do read my reviews on bookswehaveread.com

Pushpa Kurup

What are your subjects for upsc?

SHOBANA

Indian history, world history, heritage and culture,
Geography of world and society,
Governance, constitution, polity, International rations,
Technology, Economic development , Biodiversity, Environment, disaster management, and also Current affairs to above mentioned topics, and also ethics, aptitude too

Pushpa Kurup

i have reviewed many historical books. see the site i mentioned earlier. world history, international relations, as well as indian history u will find there. Try to read the original books if u can. J M Roberts' History of the World is very good too.
This is a good site: https://www.livehistoryindia.com/ for economics read Thomas Piketty.

SHOBANA

Just now checked the site which you have mentioned. You made my day mam.
I heard about Thomas piketty, a French economist right!. Thanks for helping me mam. Thanks a million

Pushpa Kurup

Good luck Shobana!

SHOBANA

Thank you mam.
Shall i share the link of historical site with some of my aspirant friends?

Pushpa Kurup

Please do.
Swetha S28-May-2020 02:01:14
Hi Ma'am. 'Snow and Salt Water and Other Animal Stories' is both fascinating and informative work of art and I heartfelt congratulations and thanks for presenting it to the world. It has interesting collection of tales representing different perspectives of animals about the human species. I really enjoyed being traveled with various animals life where my mind got illuminated with numerous facts about them and the human world. The depiction of histories, origins, biological and psychological entities of animals and their relationship with humans are evocative and crafted finely in a captivating way. Humans intervention over the ecology of animals for his own benefits and its aftermath are intertwined wisely in disclosing the obscurity of animals life. It is an appreciative collection and would be a treat to all the readers as it is enclosed with variety of interesting information in the form of tales.

Pushpa Kurup

Swetha, you gave good writing skills yourself. work on perfecting your sentence construction and grammar. start by writing book reviews - and the rest may follow gradually.

Swetha S

Definitely I'll work on it Ma'am. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

Pushpa Kurup

Good luck!
Nithya Palanisamy28-May-2020 01:48:03
Hi mam, recently I read this story because of its review only. By seeing that review I thought it was some interesting fable with fun only, but when I read this I came know lot of information about the background and breeds of the species . The conversation between the animals gives us humour plus wit. The perspective of your views towards those animals making us to think that it is the real thoughts if the animals. Thank you so much for giving us this type of sensible stories.

Pushpa Kurup

yes, Nithya reviews are important because we read them and decide whether the book is worth reading or not. sometimes i think i should publish reviews of ALL the books I read. Thank u for your compliment. And happy reading!

Nithya Palanisamy

Thank you mam
Priyanka28-May-2020 12:49:57
Hi mam, I started reading this book seeing the title and cover page. I like fable tales and the cover attracted me. This was really a wonderful story, the conversation between animals, the motherly care, human activities were all explained in a perfect and touching way. I was really enjoyed reading this book. It's about how humans treat animals, human activities towards them. The historical thing was informative. I feel bad that camels suffer lot in deserts. I came to know the suffering of animals and I appreciate for your efforts to knowing more about them ma'am. This book was easy reading and the essence was deep. I waiting for your books ma'am. Do write more about animals things coz I love it . Thank you mam

Pushpa Kurup

Thank u Priyanka. I will follow your advice and write more stories.
M.ABINAYA28-May-2020 12:18:50
Through this book is get a hope that while reading this book people will have a love on animals and they will take care of them. Animals are sharing their sufferings who the human beings Shrewsbury their worries mam .l loved this book mam

Pushpa Kurup

Very happy to hear that Abhinaya. In fact we don't even need to love animals, we just need to be non-interfering, to realize that other creatures have a right to exist too. As long as young people like you have their hearts in the right place, there is hope for our planet.
M.ABINAYA28-May-2020 12:11:29
Hai mam Iam very happy to read this book here I can feel the pain of animals in the desert and how they suffering for their food . I this different characters in the book mam .

Pushpa Kurup

thank u Abinaya
Chrissy Cherubin28-May-2020 09:12:16
Hi Mam, I would like to thank you for your beautiful work. I just began reading but I forgot myself and fell in love with your book. I always thought that humans should respect the animals and love them for what they are. I love fable stories and stories with talking animals. Your work speaks up for the animals from their perspective .
I would love to read to read it once again and again. Thank you so much mam.

Pushpa Kurup

Chrissy when u have read and re-read let me know. I will share another story if the publisher is ok with it.
M.preethi27-May-2020 08:25:08
Hi Mam,I would like to thank you for your wonderful book. Definitely this book values the readers time and worth it. I really liked the cover page which attracted me to select this book. when I started reading I can't able to get rid of this book .I forgot the things around me and totally into it. This book captured a new perspective ,the thoughts of animals towards human .The idea was wonderful . Irrespective of creatures, the love of a mother towards their children is always pure .this has been beautifully conveyed in this book , it touches the soul and I can feel it.Kids would definitely love this book and learn to protect their pet evenmore.

Pushpa Kurup

Your words have warmed my heart Preethi. Thank u so much.
K.R.Roshini27-May-2020 03:50:10
Hai mam, I started to read your only for my assignment but after starting reading it within few page your words made me to connect my life into it , its just becasue I am a pet lover and I am have many pets in my house , after reading your book its even more easy to connect to theri life. Thank you soo much mam

Pushpa Kurup

do read it in full, dear!
Supraja. R27-May-2020 02:17:21
Hi mam. I started reading this book just only because of my assignment. While when I started to select the book I just found this book(Snow and salt water and animal stories)which was highly impressed me by it's title and the cover page. It makes me to select this book for reading. And this seems to be an ingenious work, presenting facts within stories. And here the conversation taking place between animals regarding the explanation of their situation with the situation of human impact. And this story reveals the activities of human towards animals.. Thank you so much for publishing this book mam. Really it made my day so pleasant mam . Thank you mam

Pushpa Kurup

Supraja, u made my day by your kind words of appreciation!
Rithya. M27-May-2020 01:37:18
Hi mam, I started to read this book "Snow and salt water and other animal stories" by Kurup. It was such a wonderful book mam and it was so interesting to read about camel, bear and all other animals. It took me into their world and this book really helped me to know about animals more and the struggle they face in their day to day life. Its so amazing that you have grasped the thought of animal, and its so nice to read this book because it was like an conversation which helped me to be more eager what is going to happen next.... And it was not a boring text where it helped me to know more about animals. This is the first time I am reading these kinds of books. I hope you write more books like this. Which will be a great help for us. Thank you mam for this opportunity you gave for us to read your work.

Pushpa Kurup

thank u Rithya! of course, I'll write more stories,. BTW my name is Pushpa. Nobody has ever called me Kurup.
Hephzibah27-May-2020 01:11:07
Hello ma'am. Firstly, I wish to appreciate your efforts to incorporate immense factual pieces of evidence of the animal kingdom. I enjoyed reading the book from the animal's perspective, which brought out truthful evidence that man and nature are interconnected and interdependent in the circle of life. Also, the plot was interwoven with such craftsmanship that it didn't project an abrupt ending. The plot also surfaces many hidden meanings that enlightened me to get the true scenario of the world I live in. So I would say that this book created an environment of factual learning with fun. Thank you ma'am for your efforts taken to bring out such a wonderful piece of writing.

Pushpa Kurup

Hephzibah, I love the fact that your young mind had the wisdom to read between the lines. As Keats said, "Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.."
Pauline Jenifer J27-May-2020 11:12:48
Hello mam, hope all good!! I took this book only because of my assignment but I didn't knew it was such an amazing book!! Really feeling happy and I'm impressed by the characters and the conversation between the animals... It is such an inventive work mam.. thanks alot for introducing such a creative work!!

Pushpa Kurup

thank u Pauline, I loved writing the book, and I'm so happy u loved reading it.
Pooja Kumar27-May-2020 08:26:05
Hi mam! I started reading this book only because of my assignment.when i opened it to read,i was very much impressed by your saying that,If animals could speak, mankind would weep. Once i saw this line..I wanted to read this book.This book is really a great work and I loved it.I always love reading fantasies and children literature.when i was a child,I always used to think that why animals are not talking and what will they talk?if they can.Thank you so much for writing this book mam.

Pushpa Kurup

thank u dear for reading it. readers like u make my effort worthwhile.
Harshini27-May-2020 07:41:46
Hii ma'am! I read this book recently and it was very amazing. I was so impressed by the detailed descriptions of the wild animals like Bacterian Camels, Wild Bears, Cheetahs, Tortoise, Elephants, Porcupines and Zebra. But by knowing their struggles in their life made me worried. The inhuman activities of the human beings like hunting, caging the animals and destroying the forest are clearly portrayed in the animal's voice. The story has been carried in different compartments and a conversation between animals, that too a Mother and her Children. The Mother tells her curious Children about their lifestyle, habitat, adaptations and also about the history of the particular places like Mongolia, Vietnam, China, Savannahs, Dzanga Sangha Bai etc, which also helps the readers to know various details. Overall I appreciate the writer's extra ordinary work.. Que to the author: What are all the measures you to took to gather these minute informations ma'am? I would be happy if I get a reply. Thankyou!

Pushpa Kurup

Harshini, It's heart-warming that young people like you are thinking about the future of planet and our co-tenants in this environment. If you are an avid reader with a keen interest in history, geography and biology you are well on your way. Lots of information is available online but u need to know how to sift the wheat from the chaff. You also get conflicting info' so u need to be able to discern what's right and what's wrong. It's the era of fake news after all.

Pushpa Kurup

Harshini, I travel a great deal, so I've actually seen the Bactrian camel in Mongolia (and our own dromedaries in Rajasthan and the Gulf countries) and I wanted to see the world from their perspective. I've seen the African elephant in Zimbabwe and the Asian elephant in Kerala and Sri Lanka, the zebra in Africa, but of them I have seen only in my imagination!

Harshini

Thankyou for spending your valuable time ma'am. Have a good day.
R.Jaffrin27-May-2020 06:11:33
Hey ma'am! I just read the book last night, Got the Kindle version of it and firstly I would say that it is so different from what I thought. Being a literature student I've read a lot of books but never a book that portrays the world and mind of animals. It was cute to read. Cause I personally love animals and I loved this book so much ma'am .
1. What inspired you to write this book?
2. Have you always had a thought in your mind about how animals would think about us? And that's what made you write this book?
Would be happy if I get a reply from you. Overall I enjoyed reading this book so much ma'am. Thanks!

Pushpa Kurup

I'm so glad you liked the book. I've long been concerned about the environment and the fate of the many species that humankind is out to destroy. COVID19 has now shown us that we are on a self-destructive path, yet we are struggling hard to get back on the same path. I thought it might be a good idea to try and see world of men from every animal's point of view. I also write articles in newspapers sometimes. If you google my name you'll find some of those. Do read when u have the time. And thanks for the words of appreciation. It's what keep us going.

R.Jaffrin

Sure ma'am. And yes I agree! Animals do struggle a lot. We are both the destructor and the preserver and it's a great confusion for them. And you brought that out so well. It's sad tho. I felt so sad for them cause I always used to. This book is really special to me ma'am. I used to help animals but I have never thought what they would about us. And yes about the alpha male. It's all so beautiful ma'am. Thanks for this wonderful book again. Not all in this world would wanna be concerned about animals. Cause most of them are not concerned about fellow humans.

Pushpa Kurup

Yes, u r right. But young people can change the world. If only they join hands.

R.Jaffrin

Yes ma'am so true. Please continue writing books like these.
Jyothis Anne George23-Jan-2020 03:01:00
Hi Ma'am, I read this book and found it to be interesting. The stories have been able to impart information and capture the attention as well.
Here is the review of the book
Snow and Salt Water and Other Animal Stories by Pushpa Kurup, is an ingenious work, presenting facts within stories. Writing from the perspective of the animal world, Kurup's book presents how humans are viewed, presenting a dichotomous image of man. Capturing the attention of children and others alike, Kurup has been successful in writing about the harmony that has to be maintained between man and nature.
Presenting the stories of various animals like camels, bears, cheetahs, tortoise and so on, the playful and witty tone has done it's work. The story is written as a conversation taking place between animals, were their plight and situation is explained, along with other facts such as their habitat, other relative species, food, situations with regard to human impact and so on By posing humans as caretakers and destroyers, the author calls for an act of change to conserve and preserve the animal species.

Pushpa Kurup

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you liked the book and the underlying message.

Olivannan G

Excellent review..
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