o Classic Indian folk tale brought to life with an exciting new story and wonderful illustrations
One would think that as a man gets older he gets wiser, but not old Raaheeji. Ignoring his wife's warnings, old Raaheeji wanders deep into the woods where he is about to meet his demise. Threatened by a man-eating tiger, Raaheeji goes on an adventure, meeting an interesting cast of characters. But he it is not until he happens upon a jackal in the woods that his fate truly takes a turn. With original, hand painted illustrations by Jessica Lian, this classic Indian folk tale is brought to life with an exciting new story that is sure to entertain both young and old alike.
|Publisher:||Antique Collector's Club|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 17 Years|
What People are Saying About This
"Reshma Sapre offers us a charming retelling of a wry - and very amusing - folk tale from India about a traveller, a devious tiger who outwits him, and an even more devious jackal who saves the day. Jessica Lían's illustrations are lovely and evocative." --(Christopher Cerf, Creator/Producer, Sesame Street)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Raaheeji was an old traveller who spent his days dreaming of his old adventures. He longed to have one last adventure. He sneaks away from his wife and comfortable home. On his journey he encounters a tiger trapped in a cage. The tiger pleads for him to set him free and promises not to eat Raaheeji. Nervously, Raaheeji releases the tiger. Big mistake! The tiger is hungry and decides he will not eat Raaheeji if he could find three strangers and ask what he should do. Raaheeji asks an old Banyan tree, a mighty buffalo, and the old road. They all agree he should suffer his fate for being such an old fool to let a tiger out of a cage. On his way back to the tiger, Raaheeji is followed by an inquisitive Jackal. Together they trick the hungry tiger back into the cage.Folklore is wonderful and fun to read. Young readers will listen eagerly to see what the old traveller will do. Kids will have fun along with parents as they discuss each page in comparison to what they would have done if put in the same situation. This tale is a tool teachers could use in the classroom, and students could create their own tales.Hathi and Chiti is an emerging new global children's brand for all ages, that uses eastern-themed characters and concepts as a gateway to educate little ones about different cultures around the world. Hathi and Chiti are the Indian words for elephant and ant. Hathi, an elephant, and Chiti, an ant, are best friends from India folklore whose adventures together are of legendary proportion. Hathi Chiti uses folklore as a backdrop for modern day storytelling as a way of explaining the world and sharing life lessons.