The Old Animals' Forest Band
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Old Animals' Forest Band by Sirish Rao
Book DescriptionIn this much-loved Indian version of a Grimm Brothers' folktale, four old animals become friends after their masters kick them out for being useless - and together prove themselves to be anything but! The band of charming characters comes to life in celebrated Gond artist Durga Bai's delightful and quirky artwork.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788186211458
(280mm x 210mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tara Publishing
Publisher: Tara Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: India
Books By Author Sirish Rao
In the Land of Punctuation, Hardback (October 2014)
Illustrated with punctuation marks, this book is a romp, and yet the political undertones are unmistakable, suggesting systems of menacing control.
One, Two, Tree!, Paperback (July 2014)
The first paperback edition of one of Tara Books' most popular titles. This read-aloud book invites children to count the improbable number of animals that clamber up an ever-expanding tree. Illustrated with art from the Gond tribal tradition of central India, 'One, Two, Tree!' is a number book, a picture book, and a fable about living together.
London Jungle Book, Hardback (March 2014)
Hailed as a book that reverses the anthropological gaze, 'The London Jungle Book' is the personal story of Indian tribal artist Bhajju Shyam's first encounter with a western city. Revised & fully updated to mark the 10th anniversary of that momentous journey, Bhajju's rich art and poignant reflections are as relevant today as they ever were.
Monkey Photo, Hardback (August 2010)» View all books by Sirish Rao
Monkey lives in a jungle that tourists love to visit. But he's getting tired of them taking pictures of him all the time - and he never gets to see any of them! So he decides to help himself to a camera and swing around the jungle, surprising friends and foes...
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Author Biography - Sirish Rao
Sirish Rao is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary Indian writing. He has authored 16 books, ranging from novels and children's books to re-tellings of myths, and collections of pop art; several have won international awards. His writing reflects his interests. Durga Bai is a young tribal artist from the Gond tradition of central India. Gond is a ritual and functional art style with distinctive decorative elements, mostly painted on walls of houses, using natural colours. Durga constantly re-works and pushes the borders of the form to create art that sparkles with a distinctive energy.
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