Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Book Review - The Best Days Of My Life


NAME OF THE BOOK - The best days of my life....childhood stories of famous people
AUTHOR - Scharada Dubey
PUBLISHER - Scholastic

         We all know that September 5 is celebrated as Teacher's day in India on account of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday. My childhood was blessed with amazing teachers who shared their knowledge selflessly sowing in me the seeds for teaching. Seeing my teachers, I knew very early what I would like to choose as a profession. And today I am very happy to say that teaching is indeed a very noble profession and also which creates other professions!

          Teachers have a very important role in formative years of a student. Liking and favouring one subject is directly proportional to liking a teacher and being a teacher's pet! This is my experience and I'm sure you will agree with me.

          So, this week, I thought why not to inspire and influence our young readers with teachings and childhood lessons learnt by very famous people who walked this Earth? And therefore, I chose this book as this week's book pick.


          As the title suggests, this book contains a brief history about famous people and their childhood anecdotes explained in a simple language. The author has a done a great job of combining personalities from various fields of science, sports, education, literature, music, politics etc. Many stalwarts are included like - Gautama Buddha, Kabir, Mahatma Gandhi, J.R.D. Tata, Kapil Dev, Satyajit Ray etc. Not just Indian but foreign personalities also find a mention here - Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Neil Armstrong, Brian Lara etc.

          This is a very inspiring book and a must-read for children. I would also recommend it to parents. Read. Get inspired. Make a difference.

          Scharada Dubey is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. She won the First Prize in the Commonwealth Essay Competition in 1973 and second place in Outlook-Picador Non-Fiction Competition in 2000. She has also won several prizes for her children's books. Her earlier books include Icons of Social Change and The Hanuman Heart. She lives and works in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Till then,
Happy Reading!


  1. gautam buddha was not born in india but in Nepal

    1. so he belongs to a foreign personality