Mountain of Fire
A stunning debut novel by award-winning journalist Radhika Puri.
In a village set on the slopes of Mount Merapi, 11-year-old Fitri and her younger brother Agus watch anxously as the volcano comes to life. They have heard too many stories of smoke, fire and the dreaded lahar - killer lava mudflows.
As the village prepares to evacuate, Fitri and Agus stumble upon a cave! What could be hidden there? They must find a way to unearth its secrets without being discovered...
Extent: 140 pp
About the author
Radhika Puri is an award-winning business journalist. While working in India, she won the World Press Institute Media fellowship, which gives journalists a chance to travel around the United States. In 2002, she won the Polestar award, an Indian award for excellence in journalism, for her coverage of the Internet phenomenon that year. She moved to Singapore in 2007 and worked at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy as a research associate.