Indian Tales: A Barefoot Collection

Indian Tales: A Barefoot Collection

Paperback Barefoot Collection

By (author) Shenaaz Nanji, Illustrated by Christopher Corr

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  • Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 278mm x 10mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1846864267
  • ISBN 13: 9781846864261
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 178,445

Product description

The stories you will find here come from all over the Indian subcontinent. Magical spirits in the mountains of the northeast, sneaky robbers and brave heroines in the heart of the Indus Valley; action and adventure in the far south, and much, much more! This work brings together eight stories, each from a different state, and also includes maps and facts about the Indian subcontinent and each of the featured states.

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Author information

Shenaaz Nanji was born in Mombassa, Kenya, where she says, I grew up in a midst of a fusion of cultures: Bantu-Swahili, Arabic and East Indians. I am a cultural hybrid with roots in Indian culture.A" While raising her two children, Shenaaz found that there was a lack of multicultural literature, so she began to craft stories of her own, thus beginning her career as a writer. Shenaaz is the author of several books for children, but this is her first project with Barefoot Books. She currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband. Christopher Corr is a painter and illustrator based in London. He travels the world painting people, colourful places and beautiful buildings. Since studying at the Royal College of Art, he has painted in numerous locations for exhibitions, commissions and publications. His travels include India, Cuba, Tunisia, Peru, Tahiti, Australia, the Comoros Islands, New York, Los Angeles and London. Corr has illustrated other popular Barefoot titles including My Granny Went to Market (9781905236381) and Off We Go to Mexico (9781905236398).

Review quote

'Such a wealth of stories and information, this is a book every adult should read - let alone their children. Corr's illustrations take the presentation to another level. A book to be read aloud and dramatised - such is its richness' - Primary Times