sparsh edition Feb 2017

Why the Sky is Blue
Author’s Details: My name is Haasini Kellampalli. I study in grade 4B. I like the colors blue, black, red, green and yellow. My hobbies are running, playing, watching Pokémon, reading and writing. I like eating all sorts of candy, chocolate, pasta and strawberries.

Once upon a time, three gods - Seanor, Thunderous and Croel, who were siblings, ruled parts of the world. Seanor ruled the sea. Thunderous ruled thunder. Croel ruled hell.

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Why Do Monkeys Have Red Bottoms?
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My name is Hansini and I study in Grade 4D, Manthan School, Tellapur. I like playing outdoor games. My hobbies are drawing and reading. When I grow up, I wish to become either a lawyer or a writer.

Once upon a time, there lived many animals in a forest. One day, a traveller came to explore in the forest. After walking for a long time, he decided to rest under the shade of some trees. He left his extra clothes beside him in a box.

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Why Do Giraffes Have Long Necks?
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My name is Aksharaa Barat and I study in Grade 4C, Manthan School, Tellapur. I like to read and swim a lot. My favourite food item is dosa. I like studying Math and English. I want to become an Olympic Swimming contestant for India.

There once was a little giraffe called Tim. He liked to play and he lived in a grassland.

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Why Do Bears Have No Tails?
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My name is Amogh. I am studying in grade 4D of Manthan International School. My hobbies are reading, playing football, Kabbaddi and video games. When I grow up, I want to become either a scientist, a football player or a video game developer. I haven’t yet decided on what I will be!

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Water Dragon
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Name: Pranav - 2A
School: Manthan International School

One morning Sam went to the beach. No one was there so he was lonely. Suddenly, a water dragon came out from the water. It was a male water dragon. Two thirds of its body length was made up of its tail. A water dragon’s tail is designed to help it swim. Water dragons in captivity can live up to 20 years, and they dive into water to escape grave danger. They can also sleep in water with their protruding nostrils.

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The Secret

Author Details: My name is Sanjana and I am from Grade 9A. I love Math, animals, reading books, rapping, and dancing.
Illustrated By: Bharthi, 9A

This dark room used to be his bedroom. Everybody else was downstairs at his funeral. How could I attend it if I were a secret? His secret. I was here to mourn my world’s loss, not to waste time on these stupid questions.

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