Ellen C. Babbitt has collected, and retold the best thirty-nine of the 547 Jataka Tales. These charming fables originated in India sometime around the fifth century, and have been teaching children valuable lessons ever since.
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Jataka Tales I & Ii based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
These are great for storytelling or reading aloud to children or even adults. There is plenty of action to hold their interest and each tale has a deeper meaning for the listeners to think about. I have told some of these stories many times when I was a children's librarian in New York City and they always held the attention of my listeners. They are easy to tell because these versions are so beautifully retold in language that is almost poetic in its flow.