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From Simla, once the summer capital of India under British rule, comes a charming collection of Himalayan folk lore, known for its beauty, wit, and mysticism. These 56 stories, fire-side tales of the hill-folk of Northern India, will surely delight readers of all ages. One of the stories, "The Power of Fate, " is a tale of a Rajah who summons his six daughters to ask each whether she is satisfied with her lot in life. When the youngest princess refuses to flatter her father as her oldest sisters have done, he brutally banishes her. This Himalayan counterpart to the story of King Lear, however, includes an enchanted jungle, the intervention of the god, Mahadeo, and a magical fan, that causes a Prince to appear for the banished Princess when waved. Eight illustrations by the author complete this delightful volume.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780781807043
Author:
Dracott, Alice
Publisher:
Hippocrene Books
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
225
Dimensions:
8.53x5.78x.98 in. 1.03 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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