About The Book
The Backyard Tales is the story of the bond shared between 17-year-old Mia Basu Roy and her beloved cat, Pippo. She seems to understand him far too well for a human. And he seems have another life that Mia begins to suspect. She follows her cat to their backyard and down a very dangerous road which leads her to witches, talking animals, and a story that’s much bigger than what she initially suspected.
Read this story to discover all of Mia and Pippo’s secrets, be enchanted by magic, and get the answer to a question that has haunted us for ages: does a cat truly love their owner?
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This is a sweet book for young teens set in Kolkata and involving cats and an awkward but benevolent young witch - and lots of action, hazard to local animals, travelling between worlds, and crushes on your next door neighbour. Mia is a very sympathetic heroine if a little mad, and the cats are, of course, lovely. Besides the sweetness there is a fair amount of reflection on the pain of teenagers with parents who don't get on,and how they deal with it. The ending is a little rushed and complicated - a bit more gentle explanation would have helped - but pretty satisfying!
Young Adult and Children’s novelist, Aniesha Brahma, studied Comparative Literature. She started her career has as a social media manager in a publishing house. Currently works as a senior content writer in a digital media agency. When she is not working, she is dreaming up stories, conducting sessions for her popular YouTube Series, Chai & Chill, or planning how to get even more books and bookish content to readers via BUZZ Magazine. You can read more of her work at Aniesha’s Musings and drop a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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