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Audio read-along books for children based on folktales from different regions of India. The narration by renowned singer Usha Uthup in English is highly entertaining and expressive. The book illustrate authentic folklore characters and regional artwork in vibrant colors. Children can sing along with the music. Several songs are presented in a world music format, concluding with a key take home message.
This is a folktale from the State of Rajasthan, India. Peacock becomes leader of the forest, and because of his beauty, Surya the daughter of the Sun king wants to marry him. Even after they marry, Peacock is concerned with his looks and makes his wife simply cook and clean. After being sent back to earth by the angry king, Peacock is replaced by another leader and learns that looks alone are not what matter.
One full colour soft bound 22-page book, one 22-minute audio tape, lyrics to the songs, and a special learning insert. Narrated by Usha Uthup.
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Dr. Vayu Naidu is an internationally renowned storyteller and writer. She is the founder and artistic director of Brumhalata Intercultural Storytelling Company based in Birmingham, UK.
Sky Music is an India-based corporation led by educators and musicians trained in special education and world music. Formed in 1996, Sky Music is a premier entity in South Asia committed to produce audio read-along books for children based on South Asian fables, folktales and mythology. The combined knowledge, training and experience of the principals of the company makes their collaborative contribution truly remarkable.
Tulika Books is an India-based organization and a premier entity in South Asia producing story books, multi-lingual learning books and other early childhood literature based on authentic South Asian folk tales, mythology and regional artwork. Tulika books has been extremely successful in publishing the works of internationally acclaimed storytellers, such as Dr. Vayu Naidu, and the students of the renowned National Institute of Design, India.From AudioFile:
[Editor's note: The following is a combined review with JOHN HENRY, TWO GREEDY BEARS, and WILEY AND THE HAIRY MAN.] -- One of the joys of folktales is that the heroes and heroines come in all shapes and sizes. Those who live by their wits are a remarkable group of characters. This collection of folktales includes memorable examples. In Two Greedy Bears, Mirra Ginsburg retells the Hungarian tale of two affable bear cubs who exist in a state of one-upmanship and who are ultimately tricked out of their cheese by the sly and crafty fox. Their voices are childlike and boastful, and the listener can just picture the cubs posturing and pouting as they try to outdo each other. Their answers in unison to the fox are spectacular, but the fox is triumphant in his final bite. The Karadi tales offer two resourceful animals from Indian folklore. First a young hare, questioning, eager, and crafty, outsmarts the pompous lion who feeds on all the animals of the jungle. Then, a jackal falls in with a pot of blue dye and comes out the wiser, eventually. That a mother and son combination outwit the strange and scary creature of the Southern swamps is the triumph of Wiley and the Hairy Man. Wiley's mother is confident and cunning as she helps her son devise three ways to trick the Hairy Man, and this confidence echoes in Wiley's voice as he faces his nemesis. And the voice of the Hairy Man is just scary enough! There's no doubt that the hero is of exceptional size and capability in John Henry. Denzel Washington is friendly, conversational, and colloquial as he shares this tall tale. Who but John Henry could "bust out of his baby shoes" or drive steel "like it was going out of style"? Since John Henry "couldn't hammer without singing," Washington does, too! Listening to each of these folktales brings great pleasure and the suggestion to use wit and wisdom in our own lives. While listening, be sure to savor the exceptional artwork of Molly Bang in Wiley and the Hairy Man and B.B. King's musical accompaniment to John Henry. A.R. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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