Adventure. That’s one word author Sindhu John loves spinning into her stories. Growing up, she was lucky to have the best of two worlds – an incredible boarding school life in the Nilgiris and long, exciting summer holidays at her ancestral home in Kerala. Between building tree houses in the enchanting woods at school and fun days at home which included whiling away time with the family elephants, the author discovered her zeal for adventure. Sindhu is passionate about wildlife and the environment, a recurring theme in her books. Through her stories she hopes to transport children into an exciting world, while gently encouraging them to empathize with animals and to respect nature. Sindhu currently lives in Kerala and supports her husband in the running of their family business. Her two daughters love whipping up tales too, and often bedtimes are a riot of made-up adventure stories. The Ocean Trap is Sindhu’s third book and is a sequel to The Hunters’ Trap and The Circus Trap. All three books have a stamp of approval from her children, who have added charm with their character sketches and illustrations.