Are these Milton Keynes twins the world's youngest published authors?

Caring twin sisters from MK have published their first book - at the tender age of six.
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Eva and Amaira Deotale wrote a collection of short stories during lockdown from their Shenley Church End home.

The talented pair found their inspiration from events and observations around them, including a fly stuck in a spider's web in their garden to their research project on hares and rabbits.

They turned each short story into a fable, complete with a moral, and designed their own illustrations.

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Eva and Amaira Deotale

'Short Stories: By the Children, For the Children' is now on sale on Amazon for £3.99 or free to download on Kindle Unlimited.

The girls, who celebrated their seventh birthday last week, also have their own website calledBeing Purple, which advocates disability inclusion and raises awareness of disabled people. They make their own videos and vlogs for the site. You can watch them here .

"The website stems from their empathy towards me as I suffer from muscular dystrophy and the proceeds from the book sell would go to a charity for muscular dystrophy," said their proud dad Prajakt.

He said he and his wife were "really proud" of the twins, who are pupils at Priory Rise School.

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Eva and Amaira Deotale

The proceeds of the book will also go to the Neuromuscular Disease Foundation.

It is described on Amazon as "a great collection of beautifully illustrated short stories for children, perfect for teaching morals and values in the most engaging way."

Because the authors are so young, children can relate to it better, said Prajakt, and the eight stories are the They are the perfect length to be read aloud in the classroom or at home. They focus on togetherness, inclusion, explorations, being courageous and teaching children not to give up.

The hard-working twins are already planning more books, and say this is the first in a series called 'Read…The world can wait'.

As non-identical twins, they are quite different, say their parents. Eva has a passion for singing and is a dreamer who loves storytelling, while Amaira is fascinated by puzzles and loves drama.

"This is their first attempt at a book and they are firm believers in taking time to do what must be done," said their dad.

You can view the girls' book on Amazon here .

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