The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India by Marcia Williams

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Step back into ancient India as Marcia Williams brings her inviting comic-book style to eight animal folktales that continue to enchant children today.

Have you heard about the elephant and the dog who became not just unlikely companions, but the best of friends? Or the traveler whose greed for gold lures him straight into the scrawny tiger’s trap? How about the talkative tortoise who can’t keep his mouth closed to save his life? Drawing from three books of best-loved Indian folktales — Hitopadesha Tales, Jataka Tales, and Panchantra Tales — this graphic storybook collection, alive with kid-friendly illustrations, is infused with humor and warmth.
 

About Marcia Williams

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Marcia Williams has written and illustrated many books in her highly successful and entertaining comic strip style. Among her many retellings are Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs, Greek Myths,Tales from Shakespeare, and More Tales from Shakespeare. Marcia Williams lives in London.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Walker & Company. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels.

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In other tales, a golden bangle tempts an unwary traveler into the jaws of a “Scrawny Old Tiger,” a kind “Golden Swan” ends up completely plucked after giving a feather to a needy but ungrateful woman, a canny rabbit convinces a “Foolish Lion” that a reflection at the bottom of a well is a rival ...

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Williams turns to the classic stories of India in this companion to Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs (2011), with which it shares a comic book–style aesthetic.

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Each story, presented in a graphic panel format, is illustrated in its own distinct way making the whole book feel like a beautiful silk tapestry.

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