The Ramayana For Children

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Puffin Books, Sep 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 181 pages
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The Ramayana is one of the best-known epics in the world, the tale of Rama, the prince of Ayodhya, who exiles himself to the forest for fourteen years to honour his father's word. In the forest, Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana meet new friends and strange foes, and each day brings new adventures. But their happy life is spoilt when Ravana of Lanka, the king of demons, abducts Sita. To rescue her Rama enlists the help of the monkey army. In that final battle, many heroes die and new ones are born. In this vividly told, vibrant version for children, the ancient epic takes on a new life. The traditional ingredients are all there -- adventure and excitement, love and war, and an infinite number of stories within stories; as are the traditional characters -- monkeys who cross oceans and carry mountains, shape-changing demons and monsters. But it is rendered contemporary by the freshness and vitality of Bulbul Sharma's retelling, and by the zany and exuberant illustrations by K.P. Sudesh, one of the most compelling young artists of today. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Hulaimat Iyabo - Goodreads

This book is about Rama, Prince of Ayodhya. King Dashrath had four sons by his three wives. The majestic princes were raised to be brave warriors learning ancient texts and martial skills. The king ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

Wonderful book for a five year old boy! Magical arrows, a demon with ten heads and an army of flying monkeys... It's great! Also, I was proud of my little budding feminist who didn't approve of Rama banishing Sita. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Sharma is an artist and a writer. She also works as an art teacher for children with special needs.

Sudesh completed his post-graduation from the College of Art, Delhi.

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