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Prince of Fire

The Story of Diwali

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Paperback Chapter Book

ISBN: 9781782853077

Retold by Jatinder Verma
Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

Who can defeat the demon king of Lanka and return light to the world? Only Rama, the Prince of Fire, and his friends can save the day in this gripping illustrated chapter book. A faithful but fresh adaptation of the Ramayana, India's unforgettable epic, Prince of Fire is both the perfect introduction to and retelling of the story of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. From cover to cover, nonstop action, courageous heroes and a dastardly villain will keep boys and girls alike on the edge of their seats.

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  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.13 inches
  • Page Count: 56 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 8-11 years

Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 children’s books about Diwali, Colours of Us Blog, 2016
  • NAPRA Nautilus Award Winner, 2003
  • 5 Amazing Global Children's Books with Stories From Around the World, The Baby Spot, 2016

"One of the world's essential texts, presented in an accessible manner" — Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will enjoy the larger-than-life characters, heroic adventures, and sparkling illustrations in this story of good versus evil" — Booklist

About the Contributors

Retold by - Jatinder Verma
Jatinder Verma was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. At the age of 14, he moved with his family to the UK as part of the Kenyan Exodus. An acclaimed playwright, Jatinder is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Tara Arts, the first Asian Theatre Company in the UK. Based in south London, the company opened its newly renovated premises as a dedicated national home for small-scale multicultural productions in 2016. Its work has been described by Sir Richard Eyre as "a terrific synthesis of east and west."
Illustrated by - Nilesh Mistry
Nilesh Mistry was born in Bombay and moved to London in 1975. He studied Illustration at Harrow School of Art and Central St. Martin's School of Art. His work combines a strong foundation in figurative drawing with a fascination for pattern, form and contrast. He has been published extensively, and is also sought after as a portrait artist, product designer and decorative sculptor. Nilesh lives in London, England.

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