Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos
Come on a journey with renowned storyteller Jamila Gavin as she writes of great floods, legendary romances, and epic battles between good and evil. This new collection of Hindu tales, including the birth of the gods, tales of creation, and the arrival of humans, is illuminated by Amanda Hall's exquisite artwork, which reflects the influence of both classical and contemporary Indian art.
Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to an Indian father and an English mother. Jamila has written many books with multicultural themes for children and young adults. She won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award in 2000 and was runner-up for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her work has been adapted for stage and television. Jamila Gavin lives in England.
Amanda Hall studied art and illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Inspired by cultures from all over the world, she has illustrated many books for children including Robi Dobi: The Marvellous Adventures of an Indian Elephant by Madhur Jaffrey. Amanda Hall lives in the U.K.
“Tales from India is exemplary, a model of narrative and visual storytelling by two talented and inspired artists. Readers interested in Indian or Hindu mythology, or even simply in ancient stories or folk tales from other cultures, will treasure this beautiful, engaging volume.” - Kim Nayyer B.Sc. LL.B. MLIS - New York Journal of Books
Whitbread Book Award–winner Gavin, who grew up in India, presents 10 classic Hindu stories, accompanied by Hall’s lush and elegant gouache illustrations….Readers should be drawn toward the valor, action, and dramatic transformations in these powerful tales. - Publishers Weekly
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