Featuring children’s books written by Nepal’s Ananta Wagle

Today, I present children’s books written by Ananta Wagle.

Ananta Wagle is one of the veteran children’s fiction writers from Nepal. With more than fifty children’s books written and over a hundred books edited, he has extensive experience in writing for early grade readers.

The Hat Seller – a folk story from Nepal
On a long day’s work, a hat seller takes a rest under a tree without realizing that a family of monkeys is living in its branches. Curious as ever, the monkeys come down from the branches and take all the hats from the hat seller’s bag. The hat seller tries to trick the monkeys by giving his cap back but the monkeys also throw his hat. This is level 2 books for early grade children. Translated by Shannon David 

The hat seller
The Hat Seller, Author: Ananta Wagley, illustrator: Promina Shrestha, published by Room To Read, ISBN: 978-9937-5741-0-5

Our Friends in the Wild
Throughout time, people have shared a strong relationship with animals in nature. This non-fiction poem explores the many ways that animals help humans. This is one of the most popular children’s books from Nepal written by Mr. Wagle.

Our friends in the wild
Our Friends in the Wild, Author: Ananta Wagle, Illustrator: Samit Shrestha, published by Room to Read, ISBN: 978-9937-5009-1-3

My Ten Friends
This is a story about things that help us keep a clean and healthy life. The book is an introduction of ten different things that come into daily use such as nail cutter, comb, soap, towel, etc. This original story is written by Dr. Suman Tamrakar, illustrated by Suman Maharjan, and rewritten and edited by Mr. Ananta Wagle. The book is translated by Erica Cuellar.

My ten friends
My Ten Friends, published by Room to Read, ISBN: 978-9937-574-20-4

Janak and the Giraffe
Janak and the Giraffe is another popular children’s book by Ananta Wagle. A giraffe comes to visit Kathmandu from the African jungle, meets Janak, a boy, and becomes friends with him. They go on an exciting tour of Kathmandu then Khasa, Tibet of China. This interesting story of Janak and giraffe’s exciting journey is illustrated by Debendra Pandey.

Janak and giraff
Janak and the Giraffe, Author: Ananta Wagle, Publisher: Room to Read, ISBN: 978-9937-5000-1-2

Children’s Stories from Nepal
This book is a collective presentation of some of the established children’s story writers of Nepal. Fifty-two representative children’s stories from Nepal are compiled in this anthology. The publication process of this book was coordinated by Ananta Wagle and Pramod Pradhan.

Children stories from nepal
Children’s stories from Nepal, Illustrated by Yuwak Shrestha, Translated by Jayant Sharma, Anuradha Sharma and Sampurna Devapate, Published by NESCHIL, ISBN: 978-9937-8027-5-8

This book is available only in print copies and if you are interested,
please contact NESCHIL: neschil2044@gmail.com

Book details written by Ananta Wagle.


Presented by Dr Sangita Swechcha

Dr Sangita Swechcha is a Communications Professional, Researcher, and a Fiction writer. She has over 15 years of experience in international communications and media relations. She is a Guest Editor for Global Literature in Libraries Initiative (GLLI) and coordinating ‘Nepali Literature month’ – November 2019. She is a novelist and a writer who has written a novel ‘Pakhalieko Siundo‘, a joint collection of stories ‘Asahamatika Pailaharu’ and a collection of short stories ‘Gulafsangako Prem’ in Nepali.

Forthcoming in English translations in 2020 in e-book formats first: A novel ‘Pakhalieko Siundo’ and a collection of short stories ‘Gulafsangako Prem’, titled in English as ‘The Rose: An Unusual Love Story’ (looking for international publisher/s for publishing print versions of these books). Her twitter handle: SangyShrestha. Email: sangyshrestha@hotmail.com Connect on Facebook.

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