The Fantastic Adventures of Krishnaby Demi
The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna tells the enchanting tale of the child Krishna, who is sent by the God Vishnu to aid humanity. Hidden amongst the poor cowherds, Krishna uses his miraculous powers to fight an evil demon king who has overthrown the peaceful kingdom of Mathura. The story of Krishna, dating to the 8th century BCE, and forming an integral part of
The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna tells the enchanting tale of the child Krishna, who is sent by the God Vishnu to aid humanity. Hidden amongst the poor cowherds, Krishna uses his miraculous powers to fight an evil demon king who has overthrown the peaceful kingdom of Mathura. The story of Krishna, dating to the 8th century BCE, and forming an integral part of Hinduism, is beautifully brought to life by award-winning author and illustrator, Demi.
PreS-Gr 4—Set in a peaceful kingdom in India more than 5000 years ago, this story begins as demon kings start disposing of all the good and wise rulers. In answer to a plea for help, the god Vishnu returns to Earth to restore peace in the form of a child named Krishna. He is raised by two loving cowherds and grows up to be clever and loving. The current ruler, King Kamsa, is not pleased and tries to dispose of Krishna in a variety of ways. The boy, using his phenomenal strength and other amazing powers, is able to thwart the evil king's messengers, including giant snakes, forest fires, and a cranelike demon. Finally, a threat against his parents pushes Krishna to confront the evil king himself. Upon Kamsa's death, the good king is released from prison and, once again, love and joy reign. Krishna then travels far and wide helping people live in peace and harmony. This tale serves as an introduction to one of Hinduism's most renowned figures, who features prominently in sacred scriptures. The mixed-media illustrations have intricate borders and are the focus of each page with the text off to the sides. The beautiful, full-color images are detailed in Demi's recognizable style. Krishna, depicted with blue-colored skin, is easily identified on every page. A meaningful addition to folktale collections.—Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NY
Meet the Author
Demi is the award-winning author of over 130 bestselling children’s books. Her titles have sold over half a million copies. The Empty Pot was selected by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1990 as one of the books to be read on the ABC Radio Network Program Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Demi’s book Gandhi was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. In addition, she represented the United States at the First International Children’s Book Conference in Beijing, China, in 1992. She lives with her husband in Yarrow Point, WA.
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