Captain Coconut and the Case of the Missing Bananas

Anushka Ravishankar, Priya Sundram

Ace Detective Captain Coconut, who proclaims he can solve any mystery large or small, is called in to investigate the case of the missing bananas. He soon finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and missing numbers. Anushka Ravishankar, India’s best known writer of nonsense verse, is at her best in this absurd yet perfectly logical tale, which gently satirises the very form that it uses. British-Indian artist Priya Sundram’s collage art brings together elements of popular Indian imagery – drawn from advertising, movies, newspapers and interior decoration – to create a hilariously surreal world.

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Weight 370.0 g
Dimensions 235 × 165 mm








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Anushka Ravishankar

Anushka Ravishankar

Dubbed ‘India’s Dr. Seuss’, Anushka Ravishankar is one of India’s most celebrated children’s authors, and her witty and jubilant tales are internationally acclaimed and widely translated. Anushka has now written over twenty books and travelled widely performing from her stories. In 2012, she founded the Indian children’s publishing house Duckbill together with Sayoni Basu. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

Priya Sundram

Priya Sundram

Priya Sundram is a London-based freelance illustrator who graduated from the Royal College of Art. She has been involved with a number of children's workshops, including those at the V&A's Museum of Childhood.


Nia Thandapani

Graphic designer Nia Thandapani is based in Bangalore. A graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, she’s spent the last nine years working across London, Sri Lanka and India. Alongside commissioned projects, Nia researches and documents lesser explored aspects of design and visual culture in India. Nia co-runs Carrom, a design and illustration studio. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.