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"'Neypo shong gna? Is there room for me?' a wandering monk asks the old lady who lives on the hill. The question is repeated again and again as more and more visitors arrive. The kind lady welcomes them in one by one. But how will they all fit in her tiny little house? This charming tale contains an important teaching about openness and generosity of spirit."--Page 4 of cover
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."
A Nepalese basket tells the story of its use through three generations of a family
"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
A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug
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
After hearing a loud sound while out in the woods, Musa is struck with fear, but must find a way out and back to his village
"Meet Churki and Burki, the rhyming sisters, and spend a day with them in their village, playing and singing songs. Adapted from the Gond artist Durga Bai's rendering of her own childhood in her village Patangahr, this is a merry tale of fun and rhyme"--Back cover
Her parents swept away by a catastrophic flood, Chandra finds solace in her mother's magic flute