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Enid Blyton - 1994
    

Bheema and Hanuman


Kamala Chandrakant - 1980
    So was Hanuman the ape in the Ramayana. For both, the poets held that their powers were the gift of the wind-god, their parent. The two face each other in this story from the Mahabharata. During the Pandavas' exile in the forest, their wife Draupadi expresses her wish to have a particular flower. Bheema sets out for the mountain on which the flower blossoms. On the way he demonstrates his strength against an elephant. He is however unable to lift the tail of Hanuman who is lying on the way. An interesting encounter follows and in the end Bheema achieves his purpose. Both are known for their extraordinary strength and valour. Both are the sons of Vayu, the wind God. Hanuman lived in the Tretayug serving Sri rama while Bheema, a contemporary of Krishna, lived in the Dwaparyug. The Mahabharata narrates the story of an encounter between the two mighty brothers.

Moana


Andrea Posner-Sanchez - 2016
    In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage. They encounter enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds, and ancient folklore. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin). This Little Golden Book retelling of the movie is perfect for children ages 2 to 5.

Jagannatha of puri


Gayatri Madan Dutt - 2011
    His quest was for the image of the blue-colored Krishna or Nilamadhav. The king came very close to achieving his goal but his pride and arrogance snatched it away from him leaving him groping once more in the dark. Contained in this Amar Chitra Katha is the legend behind the temple of Jagannathapuri in Orissa and the images enshrined in it.

Disney Pixar - Monsters, Inc. (A Little Golden Book)


Walt Disney Company - 2012
    are in for a big surprise when a little girl enters their world! Boys and girls ages 2-5 will love this full-color Little Golden Book which retells the hilarious, heartwarming story of the Disney/Pixar blockbuster Monsters, Inc.

Chandragupta Maurya


Adurthi Subba Rao - 1980
    It was a journey fraught with dangerous challenges but his chance meeting with the wily Chanakya changed his destiny forever. The clever Brahmin showed him how by the sheer brilliance of his wit and wile he could help the young Mauryan prince to rise from being an unknown warrior to one of the greatest emperors of India.

Max and Ruby in Pandora's Box


Rosemary Wells - 1993
    He just has to see what?s inside of her jewelry box. When the sign on her door fails to keep him out, Ruby tells Max her own version of the Greek myth Pandora?s Box. Will the story of one overly curious bunny who learned her lesson about snooping teach Max his??A perfect offering for those who enjoy the skewed tales of James Marshall and Jon Scieszka.? -- School Library Journal?Clever and great fun?fans of the droll, mischievous bunny will welcome him back.? -- BooklistRosemary Wells is the acclaimed author and illustrator of many books for children, including Max?s Christmas, Max?s Dragon Shirt, and Noisy Nora (Dial and Puffin). She is also the author of the McDuff picture books, illustrated by Susan Jeffers (Hyperion). She lives in Westchester County, New York.

Demeter & Persephone (Graphic Myths & Legends)


Justine Korman Fontes - 2006
    Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades. Hades kidnaps Persephone, and a frantic Demeter searches in vain for her daughter. Finally, Demeter retreats to her temple in mourning. The goddess's sorrow causes the crops to die and the ground to freeze. The first winter falls over Greece. As people begin to starve, the other Olympian gods and goddesses try to convince Demeter to accept a marriage between Persephone and Hades. But Demeter will not give up her daughter forever to the Underworld. Finally a compromise is struck: Persephone will stay with Hades for half a year (winter). When she comes back from the Underworld to spend half a year with her mother, spring returns to earth.

The Odyssey (Adaptation) (Kingfisher Epics)


Robin Lister - 1987
    Magnificent black-and-white illustrations bring the heroic deeds depicted in these stories dramatically to life. These stories have enthralled readers for centuries, and Kingfisher Epics make them accessible to a new generation of children. The Trojan War is over, and battle-weary hero Odysseus sets sail for home. On his way, he faces many dangers sent by the gods to test him. Can he outwit a one-eyed giant, a sly sorceress, and terrifying monsters? This fast-paced retelling will captivate readers discovering Homer's epic for the first time.

Birbal The Clever


Meera Ugra - 1980
    He dispensed justice, dealt diplomatically with other rulers, led military expeditions and composed poetry. In addition, he also rescued Akbar from the dangers of arrogance and unfettered power. Most importantly, he made the Great Mughal laugh. Birbal, a real person with the name 'Maheshdas', was one of the 'nine gems' of court advisers of Akbar the Great. He also composed poetry by the pen name 'Brahma'. He led an expedition into faraway Afghanistan and managed to subdue the turbulence there. Hearing the news of his death there, Akbar burst forth: "Birbal, you always gave the helpless whatever you had. I am helpless now and yet you have left nothng for me!" Birbal's name however does not rest on these achievements. He is turned into a legend by the innumerable stories of his wit and wisdom, sense of justice and fairplay, and above all, his uncanny skill in turning the tables on his detractors including the king himself. In the stories here, Birbal proposes the punishment of a kiss for the offense of pulling a hair from the king's moustache; shows how one's own child is the most beautiful; proves that the whims of a child can beat the king; makes the king realize that inauspiciousness can be mutual; guesses the mother-tongue of a linguist with a spray of water.

The Angry Moon


William Sleator - 1970
    An Indian girl insults the moon and is held prisoner by him until her friend reaches the sky country to rescue her.

Tom and Jerry


Jerry Beck - 2008
    With some fo the most elaborate and explosive prusuits imaginable, Tom and Jerry have invented invisible paint, traveled back in time, and defied amost every law of physics. Explore and enjoy the Oscar-winning series that made Hanna-Barbera, delighted millions, and defined the word of Saturday morning cartoons.

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child


Julia Donaldson - 2012
    Gruffalo and the Gruffalos Child

Kumpulan Dongeng Andersen


Paul Durand - 1999
    Andersen created intriguing and unique characters -- a tin soldier with only one leg but a big heart, a beetle nestled deep in a horse's mane but harboring high aspirations. Each one of us at some time, has been touched by one of Andersen's Fairy Tales. Here you'll find his classic tales such as: "The Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, "and "The Ugly Duckling," 38 of your favorite tales in all. This deluxe Children's Classic edition is produced with high-quality, leatherlike binding with gold stamping, full-color covers, colored endpapers with a book nameplate. Some of the other titles in this series include: Anne of Green Gables, Black Beauty, Heidi, King Arthur and His Knights and The Secret Garden.

Treasury of Fairy Tales


Dorothea Goldenberg - 1994
    CONTENTS:* Beauty and the Beast 6* Rapunzel 26* Aladdin 48* The Sleeping Beauty 68* Cinderella 88* The Princess and the Pea 110* Snow White 132* The Steadfast Tin Soldier 154* Thumbelina 176* The Frog Prince 196* Pinocchio 218* The Emperor's New Clothes 238* The Little Mermaid 260* The Jungle Book 280* The Twelve Dancing Princesses 302* Peter Pan 324* Robin Hood 344* The Velveteen Rabbit 364