Author : Prashani Rambukwella
Publisher : Popsicle Books
First Edition 2013
Mythil must put aside his problems with a school bully when his secret friend Asiri suddenly regains a part of his memory. But is Asiri’s fantastic story from wartime Ceylon a figment of Mythil’s imagination or did it really happen? Can Mythil use what he has learned on Asiri’s Quest to overcome his problems at school? Join Mythil and Asiri on another spine-chilling, time-travelling adventure to find out!
Mythil’s Secret is that rare thing in children’s fiction – a work that discusses both adult and children’s issues equally well… Yet, what takes Mythil’s Secret beyond much children’s literature, and where it really succeeds, is in its willingness to address the strengths, weaknesses and responsibilities of grown-ups, too, especially in relation to kids.
CHA, an Asian Literary Journal
Prashani Rambukwella’s first book, Mythil’s Secret, won the 2009 Gratiaen Prize, thrilling readers both young and old with its originality, fast pace and authentic Sri Lankan voice. A corporate writer by profession, Prashani is a poet and playwright but is happiest when writing stories for children.
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