Indian Children's Favorite Stories

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight into traditional Indian culture. 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 the Lord ...

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Overview

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight into traditional Indian culture. 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 the 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
  • T he 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. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.
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"The illustrations in this story are authentic and engaging." —Kids Yoga Stories

"Though more complex than the other children's books we had read about India, my daughter was fascinated with these eight tales and their beautiful illustrations—especially Ravana, the ten-headed rakshasa. Though I suspect some of the themes of the stories went over her head, it wasn't unusual for me to catch her reading this book after tucking her in for the night." —Africa to America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804836876
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 610,092
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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 managment 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. He's contributed to various publications, including the Deccan Herald.

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Table of Contents

The Birth of Krishna

No Ordinary Lad

Tenali Raman

Journey to Heaven

The Story of Rama

Sukhu and Dukhu

The Foolish Man

One Grain of Rice

Glossary of Names and Terms

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