Chitra Soundar

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I'm Chitra Soundar. My name Chitra is derived from Sanksrit, an ancient Indian language and it means "painting".

I’ve been listening to and telling stories as far as I can remember. My first storytelling prize was in Year 3 when I was just 7 and a bit. I made up poems, stories and lots of excuses growing up.
 I’ve written over 35 books for children that have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Arabic and many Indian languages. Find out all about  my books on my website.






My most popular picture book series are the Farmer Falgu books published by Karadi Tales, India, illustrated by Kanika Nair is available in the UK via Red Robin Books.




My first picture book in the UK is Pattan’s Pumpkin published by Otter-Barry Books and illustrated by Frané Lessac. This is a previously untold flood story of how Pattan rescued his tribe with the help of a giant pumpkin. You can find out all about Pattan’s Pumpkin here.

My latest picture book is You're Safe With Me, illustrated by Poonam Mistry and published by Lantana Publishing.


Find out more about all my picture books here



 As a storyteller and a picture book author, I love telling the stories to young and old. I go into schools regularly to tell stories and to run story-making and creative writing workshops. I also visit bookshops, libraries and festivals. You can find out more about my school visits here.

I'm the Patron of Reading at West Earlham Junior School, Norwich.  I firmly believe in Reading for Pleasure especially in Asian families.

I'm also a virtual author. No, that does not mean I'm a computer generated author or just an avatar. I'm still a real one with real teeth, two horns and a tail. (I'm joking, I've misplaced my other horn.).  Find out more here

And finally I leave you with this...



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