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The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

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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. Food emerges as a frequent theme in eight stories of haves vs. have-nots and eat-or-be-eaten interactions: in one story, a hungry tiger persuades a man to cross a river to retrieve a lost bangle ('Here I come, my dear spicy friend,' says the tiger, meeting the man halfway). Williams frames her vibrant cartoon panels with thematic borders, the best of which features the ramblings of a loquacious turtle whose motormouth is his (literal) downfall. Funny, wise, and entertaining from first page to last. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763659165
Author:
Williams, Marcia
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Williams, M.
Author:
arcia
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
india;folklore
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.93 x 8.82 x 0.4 in 0.935 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 40 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763659165 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. Food emerges as a frequent theme in eight stories of haves vs. have-nots and eat-or-be-eaten interactions: in one story, a hungry tiger persuades a man to cross a river to retrieve a lost bangle ('Here I come, my dear spicy friend,' says the tiger, meeting the man halfway). Williams frames her vibrant cartoon panels with thematic borders, the best of which features the ramblings of a loquacious turtle whose motormouth is his (literal) downfall. Funny, wise, and entertaining from first page to last. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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