About this Series This series, "The Mystery of History," is designed to promote self-discovery and admiration from the perspective of a young child. It brings to life the great civilizations humanity has created. The series is centered on family and community as well as exploration and innovation. Its composition promotes intellectual curiosity and an excitement for history. This is the first book in the India set for children ages three to nine. This volume provides an introduction to the country as well as its land and water formations. The proceeding volumes delve into the history of India and its people. About these Books The India set starts with Book 1, Mala Discovers India, an overview of the country as a whole. Each of the next three books explore a time period of Indian history; giving the child the history of that time period within the country and focusing on human needs in order of hierarchy. Book 2, Mala Discovers Ancient India, focuses on the need for food, shelter, and defense. Book 3, Mala Discovers Medieval India, focuses on the ability to work together to solve conflicts and to develop workable rules and government. Book 4, Mala Discovers Modern India, focuses on the need for art, culture, and innovation. See our other book sets: Mia Discovers Italy, a four-book set, and Zola Discovers South Africa, a four-book set. Coming soon, Edie Discovers Germany, a four-book set, and Nikos Discovers Greece, a four-book set.