To every witch, wizard and glum,
I'm Tootoolu Toop, a ten-year-old, fully trained witch of the Oonoodiwaga tribe from the Darjeeling mountains. Like every other ordinary human who wants to live a life of magic, us witches and wizards want to experience the non-magical world too (I do for sure). For me, the 'ordinary' world is nothing short of an adventure. So I have left my tribe to live life as a glum.
This is my story.
Tootoolu is on the run. From her mundane life of stirring grasshopper's legs into potions and her underground home where her tribe has been in hiding for 569 years. Will Tootoolu find what she's looking for-best friends, books and a chance to be who she truly is?
Stuti Agarwal grew up in the hills of Darjeeling, lives in Delhi and hopes to live the Ruskin Bond life. Or ideally the Roald Dahl life - the English countryside is appealing, but that will be difficult.Stuti - after” finishing all the studying” - became a journalist and has been with the Outlook Magazine for the last four years and is now with Discover India magazine. She dreams of quitting her job ‘that pays the bills’ and settle in Darjeeling, somewhat like Ruskin Bond. In fact, an ardent Roald Dahl fan, her dream is to live in a small hut in the English countryside in the middle of a hamlet, actual or virtual as the case may be. She, of course, has to have her momos, thukpas, and wai wai noodles by her side.