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The Moon faced Ganesha’s wrath for laughing at him, when the elephant-headed god fell off the mouse he rode. When Ravana obtained the Atmalinga from Shiva, the gods were perturbed and turned to Ganesha for a solution.Kind-hearted, benign and always ready to help, Ganesha can also display anger at injustice and foolishness.This Amar Chitra Katha features stories that revolve around one of the most popular and endearing figures in Indian mythology.
The Goddess Gauri while bathing, created Ganesha as a pure white being out of the mud of Her Body and placed Him at the entrance of the house. She told Him not to allow anyone to enter while she went inside for a bath. Lord Shiva Himself was returning home quite thirsty and was stopped by Ganesha at the gate. Shiva became angry and cut off Ganesha’s head as He thought Ganesha was an outsider.
When Gauri came to know of this she was really mad. To console her grief, Shiva ordered His servants to cut off and bring to Him the head of any creature that might be sleeping with its head facing north. The servants went on their mission and found only an elephant in that position. The sacrifice was thus made and the elephant’s head was brought before Shiva. The Lord then joined the elephant’s head onto the body of Ganesha.
The Magic Drum And Other Favourite Stories by Sudha Murthy. In this book ,A princess who thinks she was a bird, a coconut that cost a thousand rupees, and a shepherd with a bag of words . . . Kings and misers, princes and paupers, wise men and foolish boys, the funniest and oddest men and women come alive in this sparkling new collection
of stories. The clever princess will only marry the man who can ask her a question she cannot answer; the orphan boy outwits his greedy uncles with a bag of ash; and an old couple in distress is saved by a magic drum. Sudha Murty’s grandparents told her some of these stories when she was a child; others she heard from her friends from around the world.
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth written by Jeff Kinney . Summery is like, It has been four weeks since Greg Heffley had a big fight with his ex-best-friend, Rowley Jefferson. Then he finds out that Rowley’s parents found a replacement best friend: a hired role-model from a company called “Cool Brian”. Now struggling without a best friend, Greg’s attempts to become popular in various aspects, most of which are immediately backfired. Another struggle that arises, is that Greg has to attend his uncle’s fourth wedding, and when his wedding comes, Greg will have “The talk” with his great-grandmother Gammie, a polite but sly and clever old woman.
c) Indra Finds Happiness written by Dr Devdutt Pattanaik.
The summery of An Identity Card For Krishna is One day, when Krishna wanted to board an aeroplane, he was not allowed to! All because he did not have an identity card. Then his friends Garuda and Sesha took him to meet Lata-kumari in Guwahati, who told him the story of Anasuya and the Ashwini twins, and why Rishi Chavan made a rule that all gods should carry a dhvaja—a flag with each god’s very own symbol.
The summery of Gauri And The Talking Cow is Little girl Gauri thinks milk comes from packets, till she meets Sweety the talking cow. Sweety tells Gauri about the first cow on earth, Surabhi, and how she provided so many useful things to man—fuel, manure, medicine and shelter. Sweety narrates stories about a king who found good luck because he gifted cows to many people, and how another king was turned into a lizard because he was not careful about who he gave his cows to! Sweety also tells Gauri how Krishna the cowherd looked after his beloved animals, and why Kali decided to comb her hair.
And the summery of Indra Finds Happiness is Little Harsha was sad, so a cloud flew him up to Indra’s palace, just to show Harsha that the king of gods was sadder than him! There, with his new friends Indra and Airavata, the six-tusked white elephant, Harsha sees so many amazing things—a wish- fulfilling tree, a pot of never- ending gold, and a potion that keeps him healthy. Then Indra thinks of a naughty plan—to steal Vasishta’s cow! When he catches Indra, a very angry Vasishta tells him the secret to being happy.
Akbar And Birbal written by Amita Sarin. Every one know the friendship between Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal created history and some delightful stories. This book brings together a selection of stories, along with fascinating historical details about the Mughal court, the emperor and his witty courtier. From the time that a chance meeting in the forest brought Akbar and Birbal face-to-face, the emperor and his minister together faced dilemmas that ranged from the ethical to the personal, from debates on the true nature of justice to the problems of hen-pecked husbands. An old widow is robbed of her bag of gold and Birbal nails the culprit. A thief runs away with the emperor’s royal seal but gives Akbar a surprise later. Birbal manages a miraculous escape when envious courtiers conspire to have him killed. The king asks his ministers how many crows there are in the city, and only Birbal has the answer. With well-researched introductions to each aspect of Mughal life, Amita Sarin recreates Akbar’s court in all its grandeur and vitality. The stories in this collection are both amusing and thought-provoking, both historical and timeless.
Malgudi Days is among Narayan’s collection of short stories. The stories written with Narayan’s simple style and characteristic gentle irony portray the variety and colour of Indian life. Narayan, in his introduction says: “I have named this volume Malgudi Days in order to give it a plausibly geographical status. I am often asked, ‘Where is Malgudi?’ All I can say is that it is imaginary and not to be found on any map…If I explain that Malgudi is a small town in South India I shall only be expressing a half-truth, for the characteristics of Malgudi seem to me universal”.
The Blue Umbrella
The blue Umbrella written by Ruskin Bond. Summery of this story is As soon as Binya saw the beautiful blue silk umbrella, she wanted it. She wanted it so badly that she was willing to give her lucky leopard’s claw pendant in exchange. No-one in the village had such a fine umbrella, and everywhere Binya went the umbrella went too. Gradually it faded to a pale blue, and was patched in several places, but there was still many who envied Binya her treasured possession. And the most envious of them all was old Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper, who decided that by some means he must own the blue umbrella.
Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio is a collection of a series of classical fairytales for children to read and enjoy. It lets children join the fantasy characters in their adventurous and enjoy the enchanting world of fairy tales.
June’s New Shoes written by Disney Enterprises. Summery of June’s New Shoes is Little Einsteins takes pre-schoolers on thrilling learning trips around the globe, with a cast of four enthusiastic adventurers and a transforming rocket!
From the Amazonian Rainforest to the Great Pyramids to under the sea and into outer space, Leo, Quincy, Annie and June invite preschoolers to join them as they work to complete important missions in exciting locations.
With stunning real-life images, famous works of art and classical music as storytelling devices, children discover the arts while work ing as a team to explore, problem solve and complete the mission of the day. And if children are engaged, you can bet their parents are too! After all, who wouldn’t want to spend a half hour zooming around the globe with Rocket, solving fun and interactive missions? And when the mission is accomplished, everyone joins in the celebration.
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark written by Mary Pope Osborne. Summery of Dinosaurs Before Dark is Jack and Annie are ready for their next fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House! Where did the tree house come from? Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home.Can they do it before dark or will they become a dinosaur’s dinner?
Elephant Dance written by Theresa Heine and Sheila Moxley. The story of Elephant Dance is Ravi listens to the captivating stories his grandfather tells about India, where the sun is like a ferocious tiger and monsoon rains cascade like waterfalls. Notes after the story include facts about India’s animals, food, culture and religion, and a simple elephant dance music score.
Discover the powerful and captivating story of how Divaali, the Indian festival of lights, was born. This rendition of the age-old Indian epic The Ramayana is brimming with action and adventure, drama and triumph.
The Tiger Child: A Folk Tale from India written by Joanna Troughton. In this book ‘ The Tiger Child’ explains why tigers eat their food uncooked and why cats live with people. The tiger child is sent to fetch some more fire from the village, but on the way he gets distracted by his friends. By the time he gets to the village, he has forgotten what he has been sent to fetch.
The Grandmother’s Tale And Selected Stories written by R. K Narayan. The summery of this book is Bala, the central character, was married at the early age of seven to Viswa a boy of ten. One day, he just left bidding her good-bye, joining a group of pilgrims going to Pandaripur. Years go by and there is no trace of him. Bala, now a young woman finds life extremely difficult with the entire agraharam gossipping about her husband’s fate. She leaves home, determined to find him. The arduous journey she undertakes to Poona, her success in locating Viswa and persuading him to return to the South and their long, happy life in Kumbakonam, where five children are born to them, Bala’s death and eventually Viswa’s death due to poisoning by his cook form rest of the narrative. The delineation of Bala from an innocent school-girl to a firm, determined, aggressive young woman and finally to a quite, docile, orthodox Hindu wife is fascinating!