Hanuman: The Heroic Monkey God (Minibook)

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A gorgeously illustrated spiritual classic filled with humor and heroism!

 

The timeless story of Hanuman, the monkeygod, is that of a valiant superhero best known for battling the demon Ravana in the classic tale Ramayana. But there is much more to know about Hinduism's bravest, most endearing figure. As a youth, Hanuman's pranks often led him into trouble with the village elders. Eventually they cast a spell, causing him to forget his immense powers. In a cursed state of ignorance, young Hanuman believed himself to be just an ordinary monkey. He realized his potential as a warrior only later, while resuing Sita, the kidnapped wife of Ra,a, from the cluthches of Ravana.

Although Hanuman developed mesmerizing mystic abilities as he matured, it is his sensitivity and devotion to King Rama that make him such a memorable character.

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Joshua Greene is an author, filmmaker and communications consultant specializing in issues of faith. Greene has written a broad range of books from his acclaimed examination of the spirituality of Beatles guitarist George Harrison: Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, to WITNESS: Voices from the Holocaust and his work with Mandala on Hanuman: The Heroic Monkey God. Joshua Greene currently resides in New York City.

 

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Grade 3-6-"Listen now while I tell you a tale of a time long past when the world was menaced by a ten-headed beast whom the gods could not control." Such is the dramatic beginning of this excellent retelling of a portion of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana. This version takes the unusual perspective of Hanuman, military leader of the monkey clan. The tale opens when he is an impish young monkey, daring to fly to the sun. During his flight, he becomes distracted and falls, thus earning his name, which means "broken chin," and the elder monkeys pray he forgets his magical powers. Years later, when the evil, 10-headed creature Ravana steals Rama's beloved wife, Sita, the monkey is deeply moved by the young prince's broken heart. His clan joins forces with Rama to confront Ravana. Now Hanuman must remember the incredible powers of his youth for they are crucial in the climactic battle. The narrative has a storytelling quality and an appropriately epic tone. Masterful oil paintings illustrate the text; they are charming when depicting the mischievous young Hanuman and powerful and striking when portraying scenes of danger and battle. Jessica Souhami's Rama and the Demon King (DK, 1997) is aimed at a younger audience. Older readers may enjoy Lloyd Alexander's The Iron Ring (Dutton, 1997), which was inspired by this tale. A welcome addition to all collections.
Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH
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