All listings for this product
About this product
- DescriptionHow can a king kck some sense into his silly sons so that they grow up sensible young men? A wise man tells the king that he can do the job in six weeks. Every time one of the boys says or does something rash, the sage will put him back on the straight and narrow by telling him a cautionary tale - the story of a proud hare, or perhaps an owl, or a crow...This collection of fables, kwn as the Panchatantra and familiar all over Asia, were first told, then written down in Sanskrit over 2,000 years ago. Jamila Gavin brings them alove for modern readers by telling the story of the wise man and the young princes as original stories framing the classic animal fables. The result is a powerful and unique vision of this classic Indian work.
- Author BiographyJAMILA GAVIN was born in 1941 in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her father was Indian and her mother English. She came to live in England when she was twelve years old. Her first book, The Magic Orange Tree, was published in 1979 and has been followed by a number of prize-winning publications. Coram Boy won the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 2000 and The Wheel of Surya was the runner up for the 1993 Guardian Newspaper Children's Fiction Award. Bee Willey, illustrator of Celebrity Cat has illustrated many books for children, including Dancing Jane, written by Andrew Matthews, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She lives in Ipswich, Suffolk.
- Author(s)Jamila Gavin
- PublisherFrances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication07/07/2011
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFrances Lincoln Childrens Books
- Content Notecol. Illustrations
- Weight540 g
- Width214 mm
- Height278 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Illustrator(s)Bee Willey
- Interest AgeFrom 7
Best-selling in Other Children & Young Adults
Save on Other Children & Young Adults
- AU $28.80Trending at AU $29.93
- AU $65.00Trending at AU $71.95
- AU $23.83Trending at AU $25.81
- AU $49.99Trending at AU $51.55
- AU $45.90Trending at AU $53.94
- AU $17.27Trending at AU $24.23
- AU $36.08Trending at AU $41.04
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.