Author: Saeed Jaffery
Painter/Illustrator/: Shobha Vishwanath / Uma Krishnaswamy
Publisher: Sky Music
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The King of Banares and his army have arrived in the monkey kingdom in the search of a mango tree. Can Kapi, the monkey king find a way to protect his home and his subjects?
Poignantly adapted by Shobha Viswanath for the audiobook, this timeless tale from the Buddha’s life comes alive in the charismatic voice of veteran international actor Saeed Jaffrey. The music of 3 Brothers & a Violin adds the drama and enriches the story capturing the flavour of the ancient city of Benares. Vivid illustrations by Uma Krishnaswamy complete the enchanting experience for the listener.
It’s evident that the singing and speaking voices have been carefully chosen to showcase a range of Indian English accents so that no young listener comes away from the experience believing that the propah British way is the only way to speak the language.
This is a winning series for libraries wishing to offer cultural opportunities to young readers.
-School Library Journal
It assumes a certain absorption ability of the child, is intelligent and mature, and cleverly couches information as part of the story. Don’t be surprised if the adult is drawn into this perfect piece of art with its high production values and innovation.
-Daily Sunday Review