The Great Tale Chase finally draws to a close

The Great Tale Chase, a summer reading event organised by Landmark and Hippocampus, ended with a story session by actress, storyteller and theatre personality Padmavathi Rao and a quiz for the children who had gathered on a rainy afternoon.
Over a hundred children between the ages five and 14 registered for the summer reading event at Landmark outlets and the Hippocampus centres.

Sumithra, mother of Abhiram and Vikram says, “It’s an amazing concept.” She and most parents agree that this event motivated children to read books they may otherwise not read.

All children who registered for the event got their own reading passport which also had a booklist for each age group. While some scrambled for books from the list for the extra points it carried, others just carried on reading because it’s so much fun.

The event also helped reluctant readers pick up a book or two. “I have found so many interesting books in the library,” says 9-year old Yashas. “It was a treat to watch the kids scramble for books,” says Vimala Malhotra of Hippocampus Experience Centre. “I never liked Indian books before,” says Jacus Joe who is now a fan of the Feluda books by Satyajit Ray.

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