The classic tale is newly dressed up as a graphic novel and transferred to modern Mumbai. Hewing fairly closely to the original’s storyline, Mukherjee casts Ali Baba as a cab driver, the clever slave girl who repeatedly saves his hide as an aspiring young dancer named Marjeena, and the thieves as heavily armed bank robbers in suits and shades. . . . A properly melodramatic rendition that doesn’t take itself too seriously." — Kirkus Reviews
"I highly recommend
Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in a way that excites kids about classic literature." — Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)
"Handled [the violence] perfectly.... Wonderful, with a modern appeal that will please tween and teen audiences." — Jennifer, No Flying No Tights
About the Author
Born in the steel city of Jamshedpur, Poulomi's introduction to the world of fantasy was through various folklores, fairytales, and mythological stories that she grew up hearing or reading. All this infused in her the desire to create her own stories. Ideas turned to scribbles, scribbles to sentences, finally flowing together to shape up as short stories. Her first piece of writing was for Voices in The Statesman. She also worked as a copywriter and brand communication person.
Poulomi now works with a leading media group and pursues various other creative writing projects as well.