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A coven of witches stirs up a spell using a quiver of cobras, a lounge of lizards, a mess of iguanas, and other animal ingredients. From publisher: "One of the things we wanted to do with A Tangle of Brungles was to portray witches in the manner they are represented in Indian folklore – the ‘dayan’ (or daayan) has feet that face the other way, for example. We also consciously avoided showing them sporting tall pointy hats or broomsticks. The head witch wears a forehead ornament that is commonly worn in India during special occasions. There are other subtle things – for example, cooking in a large pot out in the open is a practice often followed during Indian festivals that are of a celebratory nature, e.g. Pongal, the harvest festival. As for Brungle, we wanted to portray him as a handsome, dapper character whose casually slung scarf and dark sunglasses are reminiscent of Indian movie stars in posters."
Farmer Falgu is off to the market to sell his produce, but has some unexpected bumps along the way. But then, Farmer Falgu can usually find his way out of any mess! Chitra Soundar's energetic tale radiates with adventure, while Kanika Nair's visual style underscores it with minimal artwork splashed with just a dab of vivid, striking color
"Pattan has an amazing pumpkin. It grows bigger than the goats, bigger than the elephants... so BIG that it is as TALL as the mountains. Then one day, the storm clouds burst and the waters rise. Pattan, his family, and all the animals are in danger from the momentous flood. Can Pattan and his giant pumpkin save the day? Based on a traditional tale told by the Irula people of southern India"--Dust jacket
Cinduri, hungry and ragged, is befriended by Godfather Snake, who feeds her delicacies and dresses her in gold cloth and anklets with bells and diamonds, to meet the prince
Presents an anthology of traditional tales from different regions of India
An Indian tale in which a farmer's three lazy sons are tricked into working for what they think will be gold, but instead they discover the true riches offered by hard work
A retelling of the Indic folktale of a poor young boy who dreams of owning a drum and when he receives a magic stick, is able to create his own good luck
As a great Buddhist monk feels his death approaching, he devises a plan to choose as his successor the monk who understands his teachings best
In this acclaimed retelling of a story from India's ancient "Bhagavata Purana," children emerge victorious over a serpent that haunts the landscape of childhood. When the eight-mile-long Agha monster threatens the pastoral life of young Krishna and his cowherd friends, the youngsters join forces. Not only do they defeat their serpentine foe but, in an act of empowerment and imagination, transform his gargantuan body into a playground
"Pandurang, the fruit-seller, is so dour that he can make milk turn sour. One day he coughs up a feather. As the story of Pandurang's feather is passed from one person to another, it grows and grows until it can hardly be recognized. And that's when the story weaves its magic on the ill-tempered Pandurang. An international verson of 'broken telephone, ' The Rumor is a funny cautionary tale about the nature of rumors"--Publisher description