The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India (Hardcover)

By Marcia Williams (Retold by), Marcia Williams (Illustrator)
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Description


Step back into ancient India as Marcia Williams brings her inviting comic-book style to eight animal folktales that continue to enchant children today.

Have you heard about the elephant and the dog who became not just unlikely companions, but the best of friends? Or the traveler whose greed for gold lures him straight into the scrawny tiger’s trap? How about the talkative tortoise who can’t keep his mouth closed to save his life? Drawing from three books of best-loved Indian folktales — Hitopadesha Tales, Jataka Tales, and Panchantra Tales — this graphic storybook collection, alive with kid-friendly illustrations, is infused with humor and warmth.

About the Author


Marcia Williams born and raised in San Francisco, California and attended San Francisco State with a major in Business. At 22 years of age, she married Al Williams, a wonderful man. They grew up together and have been married for 31 years. In 2006, with a passion for nutrition and health maintenance. Marcia returned to Sacramento City College to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to be a Certified Nutrition Coach. She now teaches wellness as it relates to replenishing cells and helps women gain knowledge of hormonal changes as they transition into their "Second Spring" of life.

Marcia Williams born and raised in San Francisco, California and attended San Francisco State with a major in Business. At 22 years of age, she married Al Williams, a wonderful man. They grew up together and have been married for 31 years. In 2006, with a passion for nutrition and health maintenance. Marcia returned to Sacramento City College to obtain the knowledge and skills needed to be a Certified Nutrition Coach. She now teaches wellness as it relates to replenishing cells and helps women gain knowledge of hormonal changes as they transition into their "Second Spring" of life.

Praise For…


Whimsical, illustrated retellings of eight folktales... By breaking the plots down into comic booklike panels and relying on the symbols of sequential art, Williams makes these potentially unfamiliar tales accessible and fun for young readers... Matching the comic-book format, a sly thread of humor consistently runs through these tales... An enchanting addition to any folktale collection.
—School Library Journal

Funny, wise, and entertaining from first page to last.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763659165
ISBN-10: 0763659169
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 28th, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English