Abol Tabol: The Nonsense World of Sukumar Ray
Puffin Books, 2004 - Children's poetry, Bengali - 172 pages
The Bengali language has never been quite so much a living, breathing creature of whimsy as in Sukumar Ray s hands, and his creations wild and wicked, dreamy and delirious have thrilled children and adults alike. This selection offers you the best of his world pun-riddled, fun-fiddled poetry from Abol Tabol and Khai-Khai, stories of schoolboy pranks (Pagla Dashu) and madcap explorers (Heshoram Hushiyarer Diary), and the unforgettable harum-scarum classic of Haw-Jaw-Baw-Raw-Law, presented here for the first time in its entirety. All the stories and poems are accompanied by Sukumar Ray s inimitable illustrations.
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ABOL TABOL arms and legs asked began Bengali bird Bishtubabu Bundakush Burly Singh cannonballs Chuckleonymous creature Crocodile Donkey dozing ears easy song elephant Eunice de Souza everything eyes face Fat Galomph feel feet fool four annas gateman Globellius Gorgondola Grammarian Old Goat Graven Raven hanky head hear holes hookah huge big Hurly Jackal jaggery Jogobondhu jungle crow kilos King laugh Limey Cow Listen mantra minute Motihari name is Gobbledygook name is Inkblot nonsense once ORIGINAL Fiction India Pagla Dashu paise Porcupine PUFFIN ORIGINAL Fiction Pumpkin-Grumpkin Pundit Rabindranath Tagore screaming shout sing Skinny Phoo slate sleep Smiley Smoothie someone song sound started stop story stupid suddenly Sukumar Swallowmoon tail tell there's things thought a bit tree TreeCat uncle's Untitled voice Wait What's Who's Wily witness words Yes yes