by NEWSNER , 2021-03-12 11:11:22
Seven-year-old Sofia Livimi Swu on Wednesday made her debut because the youngest writer from Nagaland with the launch of her first book titled “My adventure in Fairyland”.
Published by PenThrill Publication, the book was launched by T Mhademo Yanthan, IAS, commissioner and secretary to the Governor of Nagaland, at the Heritage in Kohima.
The young girl’s first book within the 37th book released by PenThrill publication.
Rita Krocha, the publisher, PenThrill Publication, said, “I am thinking of how she made history together with her debut book. She is among the rare breed of kid authors who not only discovered the innate gift of writing and drawing but also put them together within the sort of a book for us to enjoys .”
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Krocha said that Sofia has set the bench higher for child writers within the state and expressed that the book will renew literature growth within the state.
Sofia shared that the book documents her experience within the fairyland where she “met four fairies”. She added that the journey within the fairyland has been the “most exciting“.
Sofia’s mother, Shekali Swu said that as book lovers, she and her husband made books accessible for his or her children by providing a spread of books and creating a reading environment reception.
She recounted how Sofia started learning phonics at the age of 5 which improved her reading skills.
At the age of six, Sofia re-wrote the ‘little red riding hood together with her own words and illustrations. So far, Sofia has written six fairy tales in her own words and illustrations, the mother added.
The book, which was released on Wednesday, started as a faculty assignment to be released by the teachers. Her mother also credited Sofia’s teachers at college and therefore the church for helping nurture her skills.