Great Folk Tales of the World


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Author: Anitha Murthy
Illustrated by Sayan Mukherjee

9789388874366 | PB | pp. 184 | 2019 | Speaking Tiger

Great Folk Tales of the World consists of tales of love and humour, of adventure and daredevilry, of ogres and animals, beautifully illustrated and skilfully retold.

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Harisharman, a poor man from India, pretends he has magical powers and can solve any problem. But what will he do when the king himself asks for his help to find the gold stolen from the royal treasury? In ancient Arabia, Ameen Beg meets a scary ghoul. With just some salt and an egg, he outsmarts the ghoul and makes him run away fast and far. In distant Eastern Europe, a king is furious with his attendant George. The only way George can escape punishment is by finding the mysterious maid with the golden hair. Will he be able to find her and bring her to his king?

Meet these and many other odd and wonderful characters—wily witches from Australia, brave and just eagles from North America, magician-giants from South America and boastful tailors from Scotland—in these captivating stories. There are tales of love and humour, of adventure and daredevilry, of ogres and animals. Beautifully illustrated and skilfully retold, this collection will thrill and charm readers young and old.


Anitha Murthy
Illustrator: Sayan Mukherjee







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About the Contributors

The author is a software consultant by profession, who likes to write whenever inspiration strikes. She has dabbled in many genres, from short stories and poetry to humour and travel. She has been published both online and in print, and has even managed to win a few contests. She is a voracious reader and is a partner-cumlibrarian at Cosy Nook Library, a children’s library. She lives in Bengaluru with her husband and daughter, and pretends to be zen about everything. Her latest books for children have been published by Pratham and her Great Folk Tales of the World published in 2019 by Talking Cub has been widely appreciated. An artist by passion and profession, the illustrator has worked in advertising in India, for the past eight and a half years. Breaking out of agency life, he made a fresh start by going solo and is presently pursuing his passion as an illustrator and designer. He prefers traditional media to create his art pieces that have a signature use of bold and vibrant colours. He worked for well-known clients and brands such as Nike, Penguin Books, Hachette Books, Paperboat, HT Brunch, Tanishq, Manyata, amongst several others.


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