Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India

This collection of stories focus on King Bheema, son, Prince Veera and his friend, Suku. The tales are based on Indian folklore and are set within an imaginary kingdom. Readers get a wonderful taste of life and customs in India as people bring their problems to the king for arbitration.

The prince helps out in court now and then and always manages to outfox those who try to deceive or treat others unjustly. Prince Veera's friend, Suku (of a lower station) provides the eyes and ears of subjects in the kingdom.  The friends often pair up to right wrongs and put arrogant people in their places. I highly recommend this book for the whole family!

Mixed throughout the stories are delightful illustrations that enhance the Indian flavor of the stories. Mangoes, Mischief and Tales of Friendship will be available on January 1, 2019 and can be pre-ordered now. You can listen to Chitra Soundar read aloud from one of her previous books about Prince Veera on her YouTube page. For more information about the author and her other titles, visit her website.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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