Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Saraswathi
Publisher: Media Fusion
ISBN/UPC (if available): 978818300661
The Appu Series consists of beautifully illustrated and captivatingly narrated books which bring to life the Panchatantra tales. These Sanskrit and Buddhist fables may be over two thousand years old, but are still full of relevant wit, wisdom and laughs.
1. A TALE OF THREE FISH
Three fish are good friends. When they find out that some fishermen are coming to catch them, they must out a way to save themselves. What does each of them do?
2. NEVER TRUST A STRANGER
A partridge and a rabbit get into an argument about their home. This is a story about what happens to them when they blindly trust a stranger to help them settle their problem.
3. THE BLUE JACKAL
By a strange accident, a jackal turns blue! The clever animal takes advantage of his situation, but for how long can hide his true self?
4. THE BOY WHO WAS A SNAKE
A Brahmin and his wife have a snake for a son and want to find a bride for him. Do they succeed? Read this magical tale to find out.
5. THE KIND THIEF
A thief becomes friends with three young men traveling through the forest so that he can steal their precious gems. But it is this thief who saves their lives in the end!
6. THE LOYAL MONGOOSE
A tiny mongoose is the best guard for a baby boy. But the little boy’s mother doesn’t trust the poor creature until it is too late…
7. THE MICE THAT ATE IRON
Naduk leaves an iron rod with his friend Lakshman for safe-keeping. But when he wants it back and Lakshman tells him that the mice have eaten up his rod, it is time for Naduk to teach his friend a lesson.
8. THE MOUSE MAID
A holy man turns a mouse into a beautiful girl and brings her up as his own daughter. When she grows up, he wants her get married to the greatest being in the world. But who it?
9. THE WISE OLD BIRD
The families of birds on a tamarind tree ignore their wise elder’s warning and get into trouble. This is a lesson about how problems should be solved before they become too big.
10. THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
A flock of doves is trapped in a hunter’s net. Only working together, and with the help of their friends the mice, can the doves escape.