The Greatest Indian Fairy Tales /

Jacobs, Joseph

The Greatest Indian Fairy Tales / edited by Joseph Jacobs ; Introduced by Jerry Pinto ; Illustrated by Kalyani Ganapathy - New Delhi, India : Talking Club, 2018. - xi, 162 p. ; col. ill.

Target Audience: Age 9 and Above

Introduction How the Raja's Son won the Princess Labam The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal The Charmed Ring The Soothsayer's Son The Boy Who Had a Moon on His Forehead and a Star on his Chin The Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess The Cruel Crane Outwitted The Four Brothers

The Greatest Indian Fairy Tales

A prince sets out on an adventure and is joined by a talking parrot and the 'Ant-Raja. Together, can they win the heart of the beautiful Princess Labam? Gangazara, the soothsayers son, rescues the tiger-king, the serpent-king and the ratking from a well. But did he make a grave mistake when he also rescued the cunning goldsmith? A boy is born with the mark of the moon on his forehead and a star on his chin but his enemies want to kill him as soon as he is born. Can he overcome his cruel destiny and return to his rightful kingdom? Also in these pages are stories about animals both wise and cruel—a tiger tricked into returning to his cage by a jackal, a crane outwitted by a crab, and the cat, dog and mice who pit their wits against crafty humans. Brave girls, adventurous men, wily tricksters, loyal friends populate of this book, bringing alive an imagined world from long, long ago. Beautifully illustrated in colour and introduced by Jerry Pinto, these fairy tales are as unique as they are unforgettable and will ignite the imagination of a new generation of readers.


Children's Section.
Kids Learning.
Juvenile Audience
Children's Stories
Children's Non Fiction
Non Fiction
Juvenile Works
Juvenile Non Fiction
Classic Stories
Short Stories

823.92 / JAC

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