The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India  -     By: Marcia Williams
    Illustrated By: Marcia Williams
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The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

Illustrated By: Marcia Williams
Candlewick Press / 2014 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 40
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 0763670553
ISBN-13: 9780763670559
Ages: 6-9

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Publisher's Description

Step back into ancient India as Marcia Williams brings her inviting comic-book style to eight animal folktales that continue to enchant children today.

Have you heard about the elephant and the dog who became not just unlikely companions, but the best of friends? Or the traveler whose greed for gold lures him straight into the scrawny tiger’s trap? How about the talkative tortoise who can’t keep his mouth closed to save his life? Drawing from three books of best-loved Indian folktales — Hitopadesha Tales, Jataka Tales, and Panchantra Tales — this graphic storybook collection, alive with kid-friendly illustrations, is infused with humor and warmth.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

Whimsical, illustrated retellings of eight folktales... By breaking the plots down into comic booklike panels and relying on the symbols of sequential art, Williams makes these potentially unfamiliar tales accessible and fun for young readers... Matching the comic-book format, a sly thread of humor consistently runs through these tales... An enchanting addition to any folktale collection.
—School Library Journal

Funny, wise, and entertaining from first page to last.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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