Caroline Ness: The Ocean of Story Fairy Tales from India

Own on in India These were fun This was one of my favourite fairytalefolktale picture book compilations as a child I read it again remembering how I loved it and also as a wind down activity before going to bed specially because I have been asily distracted lately reading normal books. Ichly patterned full page paintings and delightful spot illustrations transport children to a magical country of long ago School Library Journ.

I was surprised how many of the tales in this book cross over with European ones I read as a child The illustrations were bright and ngaging These stories were so much fun and my sons Bringing the Empire Home enjoyed them thoroughly Some of the stories were so long and others were very short butach one capti. A twelfth century Sanskrit parallel to The Princess and the Pea is just one of the surprises in this unusual collection in which wily peasants.

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Vated the attention of my boys All these stories involved animals and xplained their characteristics or gave them personification Each one of these includes a battle of wits of sorts It also shows the strength of women which is interesting considering a lot of the time women are looked Scheming rajahs and saintly brahmans mingle in stories full of spice and wit An intriguing collection of 18 storiesskillfully retoldVibrant