Indian Children's Favorite Stories
Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight into traditional Indian culture. They make perfect new additions for story time or bedtime reading.
Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children of all ages a glimpse into the fables and folklore of India including tales of how Lord Krishna escapes the evil Kamsa's repeated attempts to kill him, and how the elephant keeper's daughter, Rani, humbles an unwise and unjust king by emptying his storehouses of rice.
Featured Indian stories include:
- Munna and the Grain of Rice
- The Birth of Krishna
- No Ordinary Lad
- The Story of Rama
- Sukhu and Dukhu
- Tenali Raman
- Journey to Heaven
- The Foolish Man
A glossary is also included to clarify Indian words. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West.
Rosemarie Somaiah, who spent her childhood in India, is a storyteller, teacher and writer who loves to link the threads of stories old and new.
B. Ranjan Somaiah was born in India. He obtained his degree in engineering and was offered to participate in the management training program in the graphic arts at Tata Press Ltd. He spent 16 years there and decided to venture out on his own and eventually took up art and illustrating seriously.
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