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.
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.