In India wondrous things always happen: A gusty princess imperils her life so she can rescue her brothers from the land of the magic bird. A clever zamindar's wife sets a demon an impossible task. A brave landowner's wife single-handedly outsmarts a gang of dacoits. In this enchanting collection of India's timeless folk tales retold by bestselling author Anupa Lal, dauntless women catch thieves, argue with high-handed kings, outwit presumptuous rats and deal with dangerous demons. A Children’s Bookshelf Selection: Each month our editor’s pick the best books for children and young adults by age to be a part of the children’s bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers and top new releases and evergreen books that will help enhance a child’s reading life.