The White Elephant and Other Tales from India

The White Elephant and Other Tales from India❮Reading❯ ➿ The White Elephant and Other Tales from India Author Georgene Faulkner – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This treasury of fantastic folklore presents eleven traditional Indian stories beautifully illustrated in full color Many of the timeless tales of wise and foolish creatures offer intriguing regional This treasury of fantastic folklore presents eleven Elephant and Kindle Ô traditional Indian stories beautifully illustrated in full color Many of the timeless tales of The White MOBI :¼ wise and foolish creatures offer intriguing regional variations on Aesop's fables The White Elephant resembles Androcles and the Lion The Timid Little White Elephant and Kindle Ø Rabbit recalls Chicken Little and The Grain of Corn compares to The Old Woman and the Pig The wily little Jackal makes White Elephant and Other Tales MOBI :¼ occasional appearances using his wits to overcome powerful animals in The Alligator and the Jackal and Singh Rajah and the Cunning Little JackalsThe Kingdom of Mouseland The Bold Blackbird and The Kids and the Tiger also recount triumphs of weak but cunning individuals over strong and brutish opponents A conniving old woman and her greedy husband deceive one of their animal neighbors in The Bear's Bad Bargain; a humble laundryman becomes a hero in spite of himself in The Man Who Rode a Tiger; and Jackal returns to rescue a nobleman whose good intentions go astray in The Brahmin and the Tiger. A selection of Indian fairy tales for children Beautiful illustrations Can be found for free at Project Gutenberg here of the stories were a bit violent like some of Grimm's fairy tales so you might want to read them first before reading them to young children Indian folk tales as old as the Ganges Well maybe not that old but as the compiler points out in her introduction 'some have come down to us from the early days of Buddha and were taken from a book called the Jataka Tales' That's the 4th century BCAs she also points out you would certainly have come across some of these before in Westernised versions The title story is an Indian euivalent of Androcles and the lion 'The Bear's Bad Bargain' contains shades of Goldilocks and the Three Bears'The Kingdom of Mouseland' was my favourite When the Woodcutter Chief steals the Mouse King's camel and refuses to give it back the mice have their revenge courtesy of some industrious gnawing and a pinch of snuffThe illustrations are wonderful