An endearing tale about Adoption, Not from Mama’s Tummy was the winning entry of the Juggernaut Children’s Writing Contest 2018!


This is a story of a girl named Tanya who has just found out that she is an adopted child.

An uneasy restlessness takes over Tanya when she gets to know this and her teacher decides to help her find her peace by telling her a story.

The story does it’s magic and at the end of it Tanya discovers that being different is actually quite cool and gains a new-found confidence!

An enchanting tale explaining a matter so sensitive, with such simplicity and ease. Definitely worth a read!

Juggernaut Books

Read the Story that Tanya’s teacher tells her. Discover how Tanya gets back the spring in her step!

Read Not From Mama’s Tummy

You can also read my interview with Juggurnat after I won the Kids Writing Contest where I discuss kids books and more!

Here’s what the Editors at Juggernaut had to say about the Book

Editor’s note

Not From Mama’s Tummy by Mallika, is a story about an adopted girl who learns she is adopted and tries to come to terms with it. Her teacher helps her in this regard by telling her stories from nature where birds and animals look after the offspring of other species, and also a story from possibly one of the epics. It also contains a strong message about how parenthood is something that manifests through deed and not merely through blood. The use of stories from nature seemed a good way to offer a little bit of trivia to young readers and a convincing way to drive the message mentioned before.



  1. Pretty! This has been a really wonderful article. Thanks for providing these details.

      • mallikashashikanth

      • 1 year ago

      Thank you 🙂

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