This beautifully illustrated collection of stories from one of the world's richest story-telling traditions is ideal for young readers and for reading aloud to 7-11 year-olds.
There is a story from the Ramayana, a story of Tenali Rama, and stories of common sense and of ghosts at noon.
Each story is introduced with information about its origins and the people who first started telling it, and maps locate the places associated with it. The book includes a glossary and sources of further information as well as ideas for activities that children can do to explore the stories and their culture further.
Retold by an experienced storyteller and actor, this is a book to inform and entertain in equal measure.
Since leaving the Bath College of Art, Rebecca Gryspeerdt has worked as a freelance illustrator, on projects as varied as Greenpeace cards and the Oxfam calendar. She has also co-written and ilustrated two children's books with Julia Mcrae.