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A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth

A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth

Recommended for age 7+ and 9+

By Chitra Soundar

Illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy

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More funny, clever trickster tales from India. Prince Veera's great-uncle, Raja Apoorva, invites the prince and his best friend, Suku, to the summer festival in Peetalpur, where they participate in some of the competitions. Can they make the peahen sing, though peahens can't sing? Or win the painting competition, or even defeat the country's champion wrestler? The boys face each challenge with great wit and wisdom.

Back at the palace, they are faced with more challenges. Raja Apoorva enjoys puzzles and presents several to the boys: who was the intruder who dared to pull the Raja's beard? How can the journey to the seaside be shortened? And at court, it's Prince Veera and Suku who will decide which neighbour owns the tree that produces the wonderful figs for the palace, as well as solve the mysteries of the holy man and the astronomer.

The Stories from India series

A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom
A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth
A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice

Read our review on justimagine.co.uk