THE MAGIC COOKING POT by Faith M. Towle
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THE MAGIC COOKING POT

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Faith Towle's glowing primitivist batiks in warm earth colors give a rich, distinctively Indian flavor to this universally told tale of a poor man, unable to feed his family, who receives from a goddess a magic pot that produces an endless supply of rice. When an innkeeper steals the pot and substitutes an ordinary one, the goddess gives the poor man another magic pot, this time full of demons, which he uses to get the first one back. Simply and directly told by an American librarian living in New Delhi, with striking illustrations which should guarantee interest in the appended explanation of how batiks are made.

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin