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The Sacred Banana Leaf By Nathan Kumar Scott Radhashyam Raut,

  • Title: The Sacred Banana Leaf
  • Author: Nathan Kumar Scott Radhashyam Raut
  • ISBN: 9788186211281
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kanchil, the beloved trickster mouse deer of Indonesian folklore, falls into a pit With only a banana leaf for company, he invents a prophecy to trick some unlikely animals into helping him out if the world doesn t end first And if anyone dares sneeze, the consequences will be dire.This sequel to the popular Mangoes and Bananas is illustrated in the Patachitra traditionKanchil, the beloved trickster mouse deer of Indonesian folklore, falls into a pit With only a banana leaf for company, he invents a prophecy to trick some unlikely animals into helping him out if the world doesn t end first And if anyone dares sneeze, the consequences will be dire.This sequel to the popular Mangoes and Bananas is illustrated in the Patachitra tradition of Orissa, eastern India it is an intricate and colorful painting style that brings a cast of enchanting animals to life.Born and raised in India, Colorado based Nathan Kumar Scott is a collector of folktales from around the world.
    The Sacred Banana Leaf Kanchil the beloved trickster mouse deer of Indonesian folklore falls into a pit With only a banana leaf for company he invents a prophecy to trick some unlikely animals into helping him out if the

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    1. Kanchil the mouse deer evidently is a popular trickster figure from Indonesian and Malaysian folklore Like many tricksters, the small and defenseless deer has to use his intelligence and quick wit as weapons against the stronger forces in the forest In this story, though, Kanchil s problem is one of his own making Distracted while eating delicious sweet rice cakes wrapped in a banana leaf, Kanchil stumbles into a pit in the forest Unable to get out by himself, he tricks several passing animals i [...]

    2. This is truly a beautiful book and an enchanting folklore It tells a well known Indonesian folklore of a tiny little mouse deer name Kanchil Whilst enjoying his rice cakes in the forest, he falls into a pit and he cannot get out He then thinks up a prophecy of how the world is going to end that day and tricks a snake, a wild boar and a hungry tiger to get him out Although he tricked the other animals to help him, it just explains to children that sometimes you have to be quick witted just like K [...]

    3. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful in this book Inspired by the Patachitra style of Indian artwork, The Sacred Banana Leaf is a visual beauty with a humorous story line It tells the story of a banana leaf loving deer who gets trapped in a ditch He devises a cunning plan to trick the other animals of the forest and get himself out of the ditch.Whilst this book was stunning to look at, I was slightly disappointed in the trick After reading K P Kojo s book The Parade re written tales about [...]

    4. The mouse deer holds the tradition of beloved trickster in Indonesian culture munch the way coyote and crow do in some Native American traditions The art in this book reflects traditional styles as well, including intense colors and details in refined shapes The pattern of the story will be familiar to readers from many cultures, with the welcome lesson that wits are better than muscles and fangs.

    5. This children storybook is about the Indonesian folktale of the shrewd Si Kancil Anak Nakal Naturally I wanted to read it, songs about Si Kancil lit The Deer had been sung to us Indonesians when we were kids, repeatedly, until the songs got stuck in our heads.Indeed, Kancil s craftiness is legendary Now that I have read the story in full, I finally understand why.

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