Author Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, an award-winning voice-over artist, has been gathering tales for children from her travels and exchanges across the world. The result is a rich collection of fables, folktales, legends and myths from Kerala and Japan, from the continent of Africa and from the Native American communities. The mix is eclectic, and includes lesser-known gems as well as familiar classics like the Jataka Tales and Aesop’s Fables.
Simple, captivating, neither too long nor too short, enriched with good vocabulary—these stories are wholly suited to a child’s limited attention span and endless curiosity. Every tale is suffused with warmth and humour, and weaves in life’s essential lessons through Shobha’s own reflections, whether it be the importance of kindness and compassion or the use of wit and intelligence to deal with challenges.
A Treasure Trove of Timeless Tales is the ideal bedtime read for children and their parents or grandparents. Ready then to drift off to lands far and near, and explore the magic of timeless tales, vibrant cultures, intelligent animals, funny characters, colourful townsfolk, cool gods and smart kids?