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The Rumor A Jataka Tale From India (Paperback)

Author:  Jan Thornhill Illustrator:  Jan Thornhill
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1897066279
ISBN-13: 9781897066270
Sku: 30905155
Publish Date: 3/3/2005
Pages:  32
Age Range:  8 to 11
 
This classic folk tale about a worrywart rabbit features exquisite illustrations in a traditional Indian style. Long ago in ancient India, there lived a young hare who worries about everything -- food, rain, and even the color of her eyes. As she tries to settle down for a quiet nap, she hears a very loud explosion. Convinced that "the world is breaking up," she tears out of her grove, alarming an increasing herd of animals -- hares, wild boars, deer, tigers, and rhinos -- whose stampede becomes frenzied. Can it be stopped? Perfect for reading aloud, this beautifully told variation on the Chicken Little story is printed in a handsome, large-format book that has the effect of tapestries. Hidden details entice young readers, and Nature Notes at the end explain the story''s history along with the wildlife, flora, and fauna that appear.
From the Publisher:
Having heard a great rumble come from the sky, a frightened hare sets out to warn all the other animals that the sky is falling, and soon there is an out-of-control stampede taking place until one wise creature finally speaks and calms the crazed group. Reprint.Having heard a great rumble come from the sky, a frightened hare sets out to warn all the other animals that the sky is falling, and soon there is an out-of-control stampede taking place until one wise creature finally speaks and calms the crazed group. Reprint.

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Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Thornhill's adaptation of this teaching tale has a fine cumulative bounce that lends itself nicely to reading or telling aloud. Detailed and precise, the full-spread and full-page illustrations are faintly reminiscent of the intricacies of Kashmiri embroidery, the images of flora and fauna surrounded by decorative frames." - Janice M. Del Negro January 2003
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