Overview for Living Next Door to Alise
Life will never be the same for Siddharth when he starts living next door to Alise. Nine-year-old Siddharth is the despair of his parents. He does not want to run around or climb trees, and he is terrified of ants. Siddharth prefers books to friends and is the target of his teacher's gimlet eyes in school because he asks too many questions. Then one day, when he is sent out to the garden to try and play, he finally makes a friend" the fast-talking, quick-thinking, ultra-intelligent baby elephant, Alise. Together the two friends set out on a series of exploits. From the day Alise decides to go to school wearing a checked tablecloth and ends up causing mayhem to the night they attend a party and get into such trouble that they run away to the forest, there is never a dull moment in Siddarth's life. But the friends don't stop at just having fun. The Bearded Bandit has spread terror among the elephants in the forest and someone has to stop him. A rollicking story of friendship and bravery, Living Next Door to Alise will have you laughing out loud and waiting for a friend like Alise to move in next door!
Anita Nair (Author)
Anita Nair, was working as the creative director of an advertising agency in Bangalore when she wrote her first book, a collection of short stories called Satyr of the Subway. The book which won her a fellowship from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts was followed by her second book The Better Man, published by Penguin India, and was also the first book by an Indian author to be published by Picador USA. Her third book, Ladies Coupe, which was rated as one of 2002's top five books of the year, has been translated into more than twenty-five languages around the world, She has also written The Puffin Book of World Myths and Legends which is the first of a two-part series of books for children on myths and legends and has edited Where the Rain is Born: Writings About Kerala. Anita lives in Bangalore and Mundakotukurussi, Kerala.