Juno the jackal is the runt of the pack, and the other animals bully him because of his size. One night, Juno is chased by some dogs from the village, and he hides in a vat of indigo dye to escape. When he returns to the forest, his fur is bright blue, and the animals hail this strange new creature as their king. But can Juno keep his true identity hidden?
Featuring illustrations inspired by traditional Warli artwork and an informative historical note, this Indian folktale will spark a wonderful discussion about the relationship between perception and reality.
About the Author
Dileep Joshi graduated from Sir JJ School of Art in Mumbai and has worked as a freelancer with several advertising agencies. He has illustrated books for Scholastic India and Karadi Tales.Shobha Viswanath is the co-founder and publishing director of Karadi Tales in India. She has previously published books with Puffin and Scholastic. Shobha's work is focused towards reclaiming a place for Indian literature for children.