Wily old women, a clever nanny goat, a helpful snake, a boy who becomes invisible, a sorcerer king ... Peopled with extraordinary beings - both real and magical, human and divine, animal and demon - this is a charming collection of folktales that has humour, fantasy and adventure in equal measure. Retold in a lively, contemporary style, there's humour, adventure and amazing flights of fantasy in these stories. The quirky illustrations add to the charm of this collection.
Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal has written about fifty books in English and Hindi, mostly for children. She has received many prestigious awards including N.C.E.R.T. National Award For Children’s Literature. Her historical adventure novel, Caravan to Tibet, was selected for the IBBY (International Board On Books For Young People) Honour List 2008 from India and like some of her earlier titles, was listed in the White Raven Catalogue of the International Youth Library, Munich. Her work has appeared in Japanese, Chinese and Korean as well as sixteen Indian languages.