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A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth: Stories from India



by
Chitra Soundar
illustrated by
Uma Krishnaswamy

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536225150
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Four wry new trickster tales from the creators of Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship draw on Hindu mythology and the rich tradition of Indian folktales.

Clever Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, are back in a vibrant new collection of stories riddled with surprises. When the prince’s great uncle, Raja Apoorva, invites the boys to the summer festival in Peetalpur, Prince Veera and Suku are excited to compete in the games. It’s no easy feat to make the peahen sing (when peahens can’t sing) or defeat the country's champion wrestler, but Raja Apoorva’s riddles prove the ultimate test of the boys’ wit and wisdom. Who owns the tree that provides the palace figs? What intruder dared pull the Raja's beard? And what are the secrets of the holy man and the astronomer? Packed with glorious trickster tradition, wise-cracking dialogue, and gemlike illustrations, these festive tales of two fast-thinking friends will captivate readers of all ages.

Author’s note. Black-and-white illustrations were done in
acrylic, poster color, and watercolor.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

112

Trim Size

7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

398.2

AR

4.5: points 1

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jan 2023

Book Genres

Chapter Book, Fairy Tales/Folktales

Topics

People and places. Asia. India. Princes. Kings, queens, and rulers. Kingdoms. Friendship. Problem solving. Trickster tales. Indian folklore. Hindu mythology.

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