Sita: Daughter of the Earth

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In an ancient age, when gods and goddesses walked with mortals...
...Sita is the kind-hearted and intelligent princess of the kingdom of Videha. Married to Rama, prince of Ayodhya, her journey in life takes her from exhilaration to anguish.
Along the way, she has to leave behind the luxury of royal comforts and live the simple, harsh life of a forest dweller, where danger is lurking in every shadow.
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Overview

In an ancient age, when gods and goddesses walked with mortals...
...Sita is the kind-hearted and intelligent princess of the kingdom of Videha. Married to Rama, prince of Ayodhya, her journey in life takes her from exhilaration to anguish.
Along the way, she has to leave behind the luxury of royal comforts and live the simple, harsh life of a forest dweller, where danger is lurking in every shadow.
Ensnared in the evil plans of the wicked demon-king Ravana, Sita is abducted and hidden away in Lanka. Will Rama muster up a strong army to rescue Sita from the demon's clutches? Will Sita return to Ayodhya to become queen of the land... or is she destined to be mistrusted and live alone for the rest of her life?
Adapted from the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana, this is a touching tale of love, honor, and sacrifice that reveals one woman's shining strength in an unforgiving world.
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Finalist for the 2012 Stan Lee Excelsior Award

For those familiar with the Ramayana and its considerable length, Nagpal's annotated graphic novel version is an engaging adaptation that carries readers swiftly through major plot points. The short glossary is a nice addition, although not essential for older readers, since the meanings of most unfamiliar words are cleverly embedded through contextualization by Nagpal. . .  The illustrations are vibrant and the text easy to read, both in terms of vocabulary and organization. Ideal for midlevel to early YA readers who enjoy fantasy, history, or epic tales. — School Library Journal

"A quiet poignancy counterpoints the fiery graphics of these pages, giving readers yet another perspective on an inexhaustibly retellable tale." -- Books for Keeps

“This is a touching tale of love, honour, and sacrifice that reveals one woman’s shining strength in an unforgiving world…I have absolutely no problem with highly recommending this book…The artwork is top quality and the colours so vibrant.”

Terry Pavlet, Comic Bits Online

Manikandan's art really shines when he is drawing the mythical…he really takes off when he draws the battles or characters like Hanumana, a sort of Monkey-King character.”

John Tompkins, Sweet Union Toonists

"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789380028378
  • Publisher: Campfire
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011

Meet the Author

Born in 1980 in Dubai, Saraswati Nagpal was an early reader. She wrote plays, stories, and poetry through high school and college. A keen student of Indian classical dance and music, Saraswati has been teaching young children for five years, and especially enjoys helping them weave their own stories through words, music, and movement. Her dream is to write many magical stories and she is working hard at it.
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