Upset with her cheating friends, Poonachi walks off in a huff. Into the forest … deeper and deeper. It gets dark and scary, but it is also magical. And she’s truly free. Will this little goat be able to live in the forest forever? The much-loved black baby goat from Perumal Murugan’s Poonachi returns in this tale of adventure, wonder and belonging.
PERUMAL MURUGAN is the one of the best known authors in India today. He is the author of eleven novels, four collections of short stories and five anthologies of poetry in Tamil. Three of his novels translated into English—Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat, Trial by Silence and A Lonely Harvest—were shortlisted for the JCB Prize for Literature —in 2018 and 2019. The other six novels translated into English include Seasons of the Palm, shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize in 2005, Pyre, Current Show and One Part Woman. Murugan is now the principal at Government Arts College in Namakkal.
Priya Kuriyan is a children's book writer, illustrator, comics maker and animator. A graduate of NID, she has directed educational films for the Sesame Street show (India) and the Children's Film Society of India. She dabbles with various visual styles and fills her sketchbooks with strange caricatures of people from places she travels to.