The Magic Powder – A Folktale from Myanmar


Author: Greystroke
Illustrated by P G Dinesh

9788182632066 | Center Stapled | pp. 16 | 2018 | Pratham Books

Thuza’s husband Theingi beleives that he can turn magic powder into gold. Does he succeed? Discover how hard work can yield income in this fascinating tale.

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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.

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Illustrator: P G Dinesh




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About the Contributors

Greystroke is an illustrator and designer who has been illustrating ever since he can remember. He is a self-taught artist with a flair for humorous illustration, whose work has won several awards. He published the children’s magazine Chatterbox with his friends for many years and was the cartoonist for the Indian Review of Books. Apart from illustrating, he also writes and makes films.

P.G. Dinesh is a artist and has a diploma in painting from Govt. College of fine arts in Trissur.


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