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Siena Baba is a happy artist with a strange way of seeing the world—and an even stranger way of painting it. People say his pictures look like nothing they know, but that doesn’t bother him. Until one day, he starts to paint an extraordinary set of ani-mals who don’t seem to appreciate just how fantastic they are . . .
Bhajju Shyam, the renowned Gond tribal artist from India, illustrates this humorous and profound tale about the power of art and the imagination.
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Bhajju Shyam, of the acclaimed The Night Life of Trees, is the finest living artist of the Gond tribe in India. Intricate and colourful, Bhajju's work is well-known throughout India and has been exhibited in the UK, Germany, Holland and Russia. From the walls of his tribal village home to international acclaim, Bhajju's has been an incredible creative journey. Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children's books have won major international awards. An exciting voice in contemporary Indian writing, Sirish Rao has authored over eighteen books, ranging from novels to children's books, re-tellings of myths to pop art collections. HIs books have won international awards and have been translated into several languages. His writing reflects his interest in nature, mountaineering, travel, eccentric people and the oddities of language.Review:
"Strikingly different illustrations ... elegantly produced ... it shows that books are where wonders are found, and inspires readers to make hybrids of their own." --Sunday Times, UK, Best Books for Children 2007
"A story told just for the fun of it, and Bhajju Shyam's gorgeous illustrations make this especially pleasing." -- Time Out (London) February 2008
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Book Description Tara Books, 2007. Condition: New. Bhajju Shyam (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M8186211101
Book Description Tara Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB8186211101