Where we not told stories in our childhood? I was read stories from Amar Chitra Katha, from Leo Tolstoy's books, and those Russian magazines of Masha. I still feel those soft strokes I gave to the A3 sized board books of "Masha And The Bears", dad would bring from his office library. Over a period, I happen to retain few stories in my mind that mom read to me and one of my childhood favourite was the "Plum hannina vaate" meaning the seed of the plum fruit, in kannada. The story originated from Leo Tolstoy's book but was translated in some Kannada book. Unfortunately, I can not recall the name of the book.
Plums in the eighties were those luxury fruits that made it's appearance in the fruit vendors shop once in a while. That first time when the fruit and the book with the story both arrived home together mom had read this story to us.
This is a flash post today. Anybody having good suggestion for story books for my kid please do leave a comment with title of book and the author.