Nikita Gil poet and author as Book Fairy for a Day in east London

Nikita Gil, poet and Author, becomes Book Fairy for a Day with Animal Tales from India…

“There are so many stories to tell you, but where shall we begin?”

The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of Animal Tales from India: Ten Stories from the Panchatantra!

Poet and author Nikita Gil joined us as Book Fairy for a Day, to hide copies around East London – including two city farms!

About the book:

A stunningly illustrated gift book of ancient Indian fables, retold by bestselling poet Nikita Gill.

The stories of the Panchatantra have been read aloud and shared for thousands of years, kept alive by generation after generation of storytellers. In this captivating collection of ten animal tales, reimagined with warmth and wit by Nikita Gill, you’ll meet mighty elephants and courageous mice, cunning crocodiles and clever monkeys, talkative tortoises and little lapwing birds. Discover a world of wonder, wisdom and friendship, of helping others, speaking out and finding courage.

With vibrant, irresistible colour artwork by Chaaya Prabhat on every page, and sumptuous high-end finishes, including a jacket, foiled cloth binding and a ribbon marker, this is a timeless gift book for every child to enjoy and treasure.

Get your hands on a copy!

If you weren’t quite lucky enough to spot Nikita Gil sharing copies then do not worry – you can find your copy of Animal Tales from India at all good bookshops! If you’d rather shop online, you can still support bookshops by choosing to order your copy here from

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Anyone can join in! Just order your first set of stickers to get started.

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