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Indian Tales

A Barefoot Collection

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ISBN: 9781782853572

Retold by Shenaaz Nanji
Illustrated by Christopher Corr

Discover India's incredible diversity with these 8 folktales, each from a different Indian state! Learn more about each state's history, geography and culture with the notes that introduce each story. The tales include:

  • The Drummer Boy (Gujarat)
  • Bopuluchi (Punjab)
  • Princess Mala and the Tree Spirit (Nagaland)
  • Damayanti and Nala (Uttar Pradesh)
  • Priya's Magic Bowl (Tamil Nadu)
  • Five Men in a Cart (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Shaira's Secret (Rajasthan)
  • Hanuman's Adventures (Kerala)


More Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 11 inches
  • Page Count: 96 pages
  • Age Range: Ages 8 years and up

Awards & Accolades

"The collection provides a good introduction to Indian folklore and could be enjoyed as a read-aloud by younger children, while students in the intermediate grades can enjoy them independently" — School Library Journal

"Filled with East Indian customs and flavors, magic and secrets, and brave and silly characters, this savory collection is well suited for independent reading, reading aloud, and multicultural studies" — Booklist

About the Contributors

Retold by - Shenaaz Nanji
Shenaaz Nanji was born in Kenya amidst a fusion of cultures: Bantu-Swahili, Arabic, British and East Indian. Her grandparents were a part of the wave of Indians who emigrated from India to Africa. Shenaaz holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and has written several children's books. She lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and children.
Illustrated by - Christopher Corr
Christopher Corr is an internationally celebrated painter and illustrator. Based in London, he travels the world painting people, colorful places and beautiful buildings. Since studying at the Royal College of Art, he has painted in numerous locations for exhibitions, commissions and publications, and has become a tutor at Goldsmiths University.

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