The Story And The Song

The story and the songThis Tamil folktale tells what happens when stories don’t get told and songs don’t get sung. Parvathi knows a story and a song. They were her wedding gift from Thayi, the oldest woman in their small village in Tamil Nadu. Parvathi and her husband Kamban become very busy with their new domestic lives and responsibilities and they forget to share the story and the song. This thought-provoking tale reminds readers to nourish their creativity and preserve the traditional arts of music and literature. The intricately detailed paintings that show brass oil lamps, earthenware pots, roasting chilies, amusing animals, and elements of fantasy extend this folktale that has been adapted for children. mjw
Title: The Story And The Song
Author: Manasi Subramaniam
Illustrator
: Ayswarya Sankaranarayanan
Publisher
: Karadi Tales Company Pvt Ltd., Chennai, India
Copyright
: 2012
Original Language
: English
ISBN
: 978-81-8190-273-3
Paperback pages
: 32
Age range
: 5 up
Genre
: Picture Book, Folktale
Book setting
: Tamil Nadu
Author’s ethnicity
: Indian
Author’s residence
: India
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Indian
Illustrator’s residence
: India
Awards
: 2014 Best Illustrated Book for Children in ComicCon India
Subjects
: Cultures, Folklore, Geography, Gifts, Music, Weddings

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