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Rama and the Demon King: An Ancient Tale…

Rama and the Demon King: An Ancient Tale from India

by Jessica Souhami

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This tale of Rama, his wife Sita, and Ravana is brought to life with vivid imagery. The author centers the story on the ancient tale without fault. Keeping the story simple, those unfamiliar with these great figures of Indian culture can still grasp the story. Most Indian tales have a wide range of meaning. Ravana (with ten heads) believes no man can match him and takes what he wants. Rama is driven with the love of his wife. Hanuman provides service without question. The reward for their intention and action is tailored accordingly. ( )
  dbuster | Feb 15, 2016 |
This book is about a Prince who rescues his wife from a 10 headed Demon King. It includes an army of monkeys, battle, and the death of the Demon King. It's a funny book because of the army of monkeys and it is heroic and romantic. The illustrations really show the Indian culture. This is a nice book that I'm sure students would love, because it has scenes that appeal to both boys and girls. ( )
  nnicolic | Apr 7, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789424509, Hardcover)

Beloved by his people, the good and brave prince Rama was hated by his jealous stepmother, who tricked the King into banishing his son to the forest for fourteen years. Along with his beautiful wife Sita and his loyal brother Lakshaman. Rama triumphed over the demons that dwelled there and tried to live a quiet, simple life among the forest animals. But it was not to last. For far away, the ten-headed king of all the demons vowed to get his own revenge... One of the most honored stories of the Hindi people, this tale has been told for thousands of years. Illustrated now with bright, bold artwork, based upon Indian paintings and adapted form Jessica Souhami's own shadow puppets, it will once again spellbind a new generation of young listeners and readers.

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An Indian folktale about how Prince Rama rescues his wife from the evil demon king.

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