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The Blue Jackal by Shobha Viswanath (Author)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802854664, Hardcover)Juno the jackal is the runt of the pack, and the other animals bully him because of his size. One night, Juno is chased by some dogs from the village, and he hides in a vat of indigo dye to escape. When he returns to the forest, his fur is bright blue, and the animals hail this strange new creature as their king. But can Juno keep his true identity hidden?
Featuring illustrations inspired by traditional Warli artwork and an informative historical note, this Indian folktale will spark a wonderful discussion about the relationship between perception and reality
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:10:35 -0500)
A timid jackal become king of the forest by virtue of his extraordinary color. When a lion killed many animals in the forest, the animals decided to send one animal a day to the lion so that the other animals would be safe. When the clever rabbit was sent to the lion, he tricked the lion into believing that there was another lion in a well. When the lion jumped into the well to attack the other lion, he died.
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