Rama and Sita : Path of Flames
Rama and Sita is an exciting children's retelling of the epic story known throughout India and Southeast Asia. Rama marries beautiful Sita, but Ravana, the 10-headed, 20-armed Demon King, falls in love with her, too. He captures her and takes her in his chariot to the Demon Kingdom, Lanka. Rama has to find a way to rescue Sita, and he seeks the help of the monkey general Hanuman, and Jambuvan, the King of the Bears. Rama, his brother Lakshman, and the band of monkeys and bears battle their way to the Kingdom of the Demons. With the help of the fish, they build a bridge to cross the sea and find Sita locked in Hanuman's tower, guarded by demonesses. After a final, terrible battle, the Demon King is defeated and Rama and Sita are reunited. The touching ritual at the heart of the Hindu festival of Diwali features the lighting of earthen lamps -- called divas -- which celebrate Rama's and Sita's return home.
- Hardback | 64 pages
- 214 x 278 x 12.95mm | 630.49g
- 07 Oct 2010
- Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
The story bursts with fury and pride. Sally Pomme Clayton conveys this in a oral storyteller's unpretentious prose, alongside Sophie Herxheimer's fire-bright illustrations. Rama and Sita is both fascinating and informative, providing the reader with the history of the story and earlier interpretations. Books for Keeps What a treat, an exciting new retelling of the Rama and Sita story. School Librarian
About Sally Pomme Clayton
Sally Pomme Clayton is an acclaimed storyteller. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She tours throughout Britain, often performing at the British Museum, the Barbican, and the National Gallery. She was Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Westminster and City and Guilds of London Art School. She currently teaches at Rose Bruford College. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was Tales Told in Tents, followed by Amazons!, Persephone and Rama and Sita: Path of Flames. Visit Sally's website at www.sallypommeclayton.com SOPHIE HERXHEIMER is a painter and printmaker who loves stories. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, the South Bank and the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester amongst other galleries. Her books include Wonder Tales, edited by Marina Warner. This is her second book with Sally Pomme Clayton for Frances Lincoln following Tales Told in Tents. Sophie lives in South London.