THE FOLKSY COMBO
DESCRIPTION: A set of 3 books from Pratham that are retellings of Indian folk tales.
AGE GUIDANCE: 6+ Years
1. The Boy And The Drum: A folktale about giving and kindness transforms into a lively play! This versatile and adaptable piece can be performed on stage or in the classroom. Hours of fun and learning guaranteed!
2. Biju Spins Some Magic: Biju and his family are weavers in rural Orissa. They create beautiful fabrics to sell in the cities of India and abroad. This is the tale of Biju's adventures when he accompanies his father to Delhi to sell the saris, and in the process impresses a city boy with his skill. Jaya Jaitley's fun-filled story is illustrated by Bhramara Nayak in the patachitra style.
3. The Magic Powder: Once upon a time, in a little village on the banks of the Irrawaddy river, there lived a young woman called Thuza. She was very happily married to handsome young Theingi. But there was one problem that nagged Thuza – her husband believed he would find a way to turn dirt into gold! Does he succeed? Read this delightful folktale from Myanmar to find out.