• Title: Raja & the Giant Donut
  • Author: Prashant Pinge
  • ISBN: 9789381115916
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Raja the Giant Donut Raja a golden brown stray mongrel leads a carefree existence in Shivaji Park spending his days lying under shady trees and chasing tennis balls His friend Pakya a white and black mongrel happens
    Raja, a golden brown stray mongrel, leads a carefree existence in Shivaji Park, spending his days lying under shady trees and chasing tennis balls His friend Pakya, a white and black mongrel, happens to be the most feared dog on this side of the park But poor Pakya secretly pines for Bianca, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who only has eyes for Hero, a smooth talking mongrRaja, a golden brown stray mongrel, leads a carefree existence in Shivaji Park, spending his days lying under shady trees and chasing tennis balls His friend Pakya, a white and black mongrel, happens to be the most feared dog on this side of the park But poor Pakya secretly pines for Bianca, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who only has eyes for Hero, a smooth talking mongrel with a red scarf round his neck Tiger Gondhlekar aka Gattu, an abandoned Labrador who is perpetually hungry, completes the trio Prashant Pinge s engaging and heartwarming story, depicts the journey of three ordinary stray dogs from Shivaji Park in Mumbai to Sambhaji Park in Pune Their reasons for undertaking the journey are different, but they are united by their friendship and a common dream, as they confront seemingly insurmountable odds While the story charts their quest for the giant donut, it also highlights how the dogs overcome their own shortcomings, support each other and register personal victories along the way.Raja the Giant Donut was shortlisted for the Economist Crossword Book Awards in the Children s Writing category in 2011.

    One Reply to “Raja & the Giant Donut”

    1. Cute, fun and entertaining. Raja and pals set out on a journey to find the worlds largest donut. They each take the journey for different reasons. (with a little nudge from Raja) The 3 friends set out on their adventure and along the way encounter a variety of characters and situations. Some of their adventures include a monkey, a pack of unfriendly dogs, escaping the dog catchers, a stolen vehicle and more.The heart of the story is about friendship. Each dog learns something and shares somethin [...]

    2. 3 1/2 starsThis was a fun book about a stray dog named Raja and his 2 friends on a quest to get from their home in Shivaji Park to see a giant donut which is in a city miles away. Along the way the 3 dogs have many adventures and make many friends. They free an enslaved monkey, get into a scuffle with a rival pack of dogs and become unlikely friends with some cats. They also learn a lot about themselves and the world around them. Raja is a positive, upbeat dog with an unwavering drive to accompl [...]

    3. A story of three friends who go on an adventure seeking the Giant Donut which is being made in Pune. To reach Pune they put themselves through many dangers and miss narrowly everytime. Sometimes they escape as luck favours them, some other times due to the sheer presence of mind or due to the reciprocation of the good deeds they have done in the past.It is a simple and beautiful book. The closing was so pleasing. As the night falls upon Shivaji park, Raja feels contented that he is home while he [...]

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