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Series: Kanchil Stories


THE GREAT RACE by Nathan Kumar Scott
Released: June 1, 2012

"This unusual multicultural pairing packs a powerful punch. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
In Indonesian and Malaysian folklore, Kanchil the mouse deer (an animal about the same size as a rabbit) is a trickster character who usually outwits his fellow animals. Here he stars in a tale similar to Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Hare." Read full book review >
MANGOES AND BANANAS by Nathan Kumar Scott
Released: April 1, 2006

One of many stories about Kanchil, the mouse deer trickster figure of Indonesian folklore. Read full book review >