Book of the week – Animal Tales from India: Ten Stories from the Panchatantra
Animal Tales from India: Ten Stories from the Panchatantra by Nikita Gill
A stunningly illustrated gift book of ancient Indian fables, retold by bestselling poet Nikita Gill. The stories of the Panchatantra have been read aloud and shared for thousands of years, kept alive by generation after generation of storytellers. In this captivating collection of ten animal tales, reimagined with warmth and wit by Nikita Gill, you’ll meet mighty elephants and courageous mice, cunning crocodiles and clever monkeys, talkative tortoises and little lapwing birds. Discover a world of wonder, wisdom and friendship, of helping others, speaking out and finding courage.
With vibrant, irresistible colour artwork on every page by Chaaya Prabhat, and sumptuous high-end finishes, including a jacket, foiled cloth binding and a ribbon marker, this is a timeless gift book for every child to enjoy and treasure.
Journey back in time with author and poet Nikita Gill for an incredible event and discover the ancient Indian animal fables of the Panchatantra, which have been told and retold for thousands of years! This event takes place At the Guildhall on Sunday 1st October! You’ll meet mighty elephants and courageous mice, cunning crocodiles and clever monkeys, talkative tortoises and little lapwing birds – and each one imparts a different message that can inspire you in different ways! Celebrating friendship, cleverness, love and wisdom, this is not an event to be missed!
About the Author
Nikita Gill is a British-Indian poet, playwright, writer and illustrator living in the south of England. She has published five collections of poetry: Your Soul Is A River, Your Heart is the Sea, Wild Embers, Fierce Fairytales and Great Goddesses. She is the editor of the poetry anthology SLAM! and her next book, a novel in verse called The Girl and Goddess was published by Ebury on National Poetry Day 2020. Her highly anticipated YA debut, These Are the Words is an empowering, feminist and beautifully illustrated poetry collection exploring all the things Nikita wished someone had told her when she was younger.
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