As if being the new kids isn’t enough, Padma and Kannagi Shankar quickly find that New Dawn High School isn’t exactly a regular school. They have weird subjects like ‘Pot of Gold’ and ‘Maths and Beauty’ and some of their classes are taught by students! But it’s more strange than bad, and the sisters start to enjoy themselves and make new friends – until a discovery in the library and a few unpleasant encounters lead them to question their presence at the school in the first place. With their parents far away, and their Thatha not being the easiest person to talk to, the girls are forced to find solutions of their own – but will they work, or will the bullies win?
VARSHA SESHAN is a children’s writer, twice shortlisted for the Scholastic Asian Book Award. She has written 15 books for children and facilitates a writers’ club for pre-teens at a school in Pune, where she lives. Additionally, she is a classical dancer with over 25 years of training in Bharatanatyam. Find out more about her at www.varshaseshan.com.