The Rainmakers and Other Stories

The Rainmakers and Other Stories

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Author: Shanta Rameshwar Rao
Subir Roy/
Illustrator: Subir Roy
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 112
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129106639

Description

Intrepid young women and men, foolish and wise animals, the antics of tricksters-all these and more are included in this wonderful, witty retelling of folk stories and legends from regions as far apart as China and Latin America.

This collection of ten stories will delight readers of all ages. The book is profusely illustrated by one of India’s most gifted illustrators.

Contents

The Buzzard, the Hawk and Beautiful Sapana
North American Indian

The Tiger Queen’s Gift
India

Mauti-tikki-tikki and the Magic Jawbone
New Zealand

Tortoise Overreaches Himself
Nigeria

The Jinn in the Bottle
>From The Arabian Nights

Anansi in a Fix
Ghana

The Story of Wang Chih
China

The Rainmakers
Latin American Indian

Saburo, the Eel-Catcher
Japan

Jacob, the Clever Huntsman
Germany