The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India   -     By: Paul Galdone
    Illustrated By: Paul Galdone
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The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India

Illustrated By: Paul Galdone
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1987 / Paperback

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The Jatakas are Indian fables relating the former births of the Buddha in various animal guises. In this retelling, he is a clever little monkey who twice foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him. Full-color illustrations.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 1987
ISBN: 0899195245
ISBN-13: 9780899195247
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Twice the clever little monkey foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.

Author Bio

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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"This offers delightful viewing, and is an excellent choice for storytelling purposes." School Library Journal

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