In this acclaimed retelling of a story from India's ancient Bhagavata Purana, children emerge victorious when the serpent Agha demon threatens the pastoral life of young Krishna and his cowherd friends. The meaningful picture book makes accessible a tale from one of the world's oldest wisdom cultures. Brilliant colors, Seussian imagery, and lyrical text come together to create a satisfying Sanskrit story. This adventure story about bravery and respect for nature also nurtures the inner resources needed by young minds to cope with difficult problems.
After Kaliya, king of the ancient serpent people, crosses the gods, he is banished and takes his serpentine family to the pristine Yamuna River, which flows by young Krishna's village of Vrindavan. There, the serpent king's venom poisons the river, destroying the environment and threatening the lives of the villagers all of which Krishna, although only a child, has sworn to protect.
From ancient India comes this Eastern version of Noahs Ark.When good King Manu prays for God Vishnu to protect the world, his prayers are answered in a most unexpected way. Vishnu appears as a small fish that grows and grows, obliging the king to find larger and larger aquariums to hold him. Eventually, Vishnu reaches a gigantic size and enters the ocean. He announces that a terrible flood will drown the world and that Manu should fill an ark with plants and animals of every species. As in the biblical tale, the floods eventually subside and peace returns to the earth.
When powerful god Brahma tries to outsmart the village children of Vrindavan, he learns a lesson he wont soon forget: there is magic in friendship. From the ancient texts of India called the Puranas comes this universal tale of childhood bonds. The Puranas contain hundreds of stories, many dedicated to Krishna, honored by Hindus worldwide. Whether one views Krishna as a transcendent figure or a magical cowherd boy, his stories captivate young readers. His love of nature and his dedication to family and friends have made him a hero for all ages.
In this ancient parable from India, a forest-dwelling hunter learns that cruelty has consequences and that compassion has rewards. When the hunter meets the wise man Narada, "Do unto others as they would do unto you" takes on a very concrete meaning: the sage leads the hunter on an imagined journey where he becomes the hunted. The hunter has a change of heart and begins to live in peace with the animals he once pursued. Kosa Ely adapts this traditional Indian tale, presenting the golden rule in a new and appealing way. Anna Johansson evokes animals and forests with fine lines and luminous colors.
Claudia Galindo and illustrator Jonathan Coombs bring to life a character known to generations of Latino children: the Cucuy - a tall, furry, three-eyed, four-armed monster with a mouth full of huge teeth! Although this time, the Cucuy isn't a scary monster, but a cute and fun playmate who likes to play catch, blow bubbles, and eat candy.
Zulema Ortiz is the meanest little girl in the world. She doesn't have any friends, animals run away from her in fear, and her mom doesn't know what to do with her. But maybe her Grandma Sabina does. In this exciting story about the consequences of being mean to others, Zulema learns something about herself, and possibly her grandmother too.
It's the Spring of Creation, and all of the animals are busy doing what they do best. But suddenly, a furless, shell-less creature appears in their midst, and the animals are mystified by the stranger. What follows is a raucous debate about what to do with the helpless being. The fate of humanity rests in the paws and wings of the animal community.
Juan and his cousin Luz savor Abuelo's hair-raising stories, but they are skeptical when he tells them about a creature called the Chupacabras. Armed with a bag of marbles dipped in holy water and a sling shot, the children venture into a cornfield one night in search of the truth.