Book - For Children - "The Tale of a No-Name Squirrel" by Radhika Dhariwal
Squirrel never expected anything other than being the PetPost slave, the last slave in Bimmau. That is, until he is invited to a high-profile wedding and takes a sip of the forbidden ceremonial wine, unlocking a mysterious riddle.
Soon, Squirrel and his friends are in a race to find Brittle's Key - which has the power to grant Squirrel freedom, but also to enslave anyone in Bimmau before the mysterious Colonel gets to it, and before the Kowa army of crows gets to Squirrel.
Radhika Dhariwal's debut middle-grade adventure takes readers on a scavenger hunt, from a walled city of bees to a fireless tea plantation of mice and a treacherous desert full of tricksters, as they solve Squirrel's riddles along with him.