Tales from India by Jamila Gavin

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The sharp pain of the moment is of course more poignant to the adult reader, but as in the classic fairy tales, these stories also introduce children to the concepts of loss and sadness.
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Discover a world of classic tales from India.

Come on a journey with renowned storyteller Jamila Gavin as she writes of great floods, legendary romances, and epic battles between good and evil. This new collection of Hindu tales, including the birth of the gods, tales of creation, and the arrival of humans, is illuminated by Amanda Hall's exquisite artwork, which reflects the influence of both classical and contemporary Indian art.
 

About Jamila Gavin

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Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to an Indian father and an English mother. Jamila has written many books with multicultural themes for children and young adults. She won the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 2000 and was runner-up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her work has been adapted for stage and television. Jamila Gavin lives in England. Amanda Hall studied art and illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Inspired by cultures from all over the world, she has illustrated many books for children including Robi Dobi: The Marvellous Adventures of an Indian Elephant by Madhur Jaffrey. Amanda Hall lives in the U.K.
 
Published September 13, 2011 by Templar. 96 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Uma, Desh, aged 5, and Megh,aged 4 on May 22 2012

The sharp pain of the moment is of course more poignant to the adult reader, but as in the classic fairy tales, these stories also introduce children to the concepts of loss and sadness.

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