Author(s): Chitra Soundar
When the mooing, clucking, and quacking on his farm become too much for him to handle, Farmer Falgu decides to set out on a journey to find some silence. One by one, he is joined by a new crew of noisemakers culminating in a cumulative cacophony. When he finally finds the silence that he has been craving for, he realizes that it was not all that he had imagined it to be.
Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip was shortlisted for the prestigious Goodbooks-Hindu Award 2016 and the rights of the book have been sold to Japan, Germany, and France. The story is set in Rajasthan, a state in northern India that is rich in historical significance and holds a special place in the hearts of the Indian diaspora. This is just the first of many adventures planned for Farmer Falgu.
Chitra Soundar's onomatopoeic language makes Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip an especially fun-filled read-aloud. Soundar was born in Chennai, India, and lived for a time in Singapore before settling in London, United Kingdom.
Kanika Nair's gentle illustrations portray the rural setting and the wide-ranging characters with understanding and humor. She resides in Franklin, Tennessee.