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Book Review - The Monkey King

Book Review - The Monkey King

The Monkey King is an adaptation of a Jataka Tale, written by Shobha Viswanath, illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy and published by Karadi Tales.



Kapi leads a monkey tribe in a mango tree on the banks of Ganges, upwards of Benares. With his subjects, Kapi strives to save the mango fruits of his tribe's mango tree for their well being. If any of the mangoes fall into the Ganga, they will reach Benares, and then their mangoes will be taken away from them.

But, despite Kapi's best efforts, one of the mangoes fall into the river, and the King of Benares comes to claim his share.

Will Kapi be able to save his precious mangoes and his tribe from the King and his soldiers? Is there a lesson in this for the mighty King of Benares?

Shobha Viswanath and Uma Krishnaswamy weave a colorful story in this Jataka tale adaptation of a king who puts the well being of his subjects above his own needs.



7-9 Years


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