Search Results: "Shobha Viswanath"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIZARD'S TAIL by Shobha Viswanath
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2014

"Geckos are neither so common nor so freighted with superstition in North America as they are in parts of Asia, but they are familiar and pleasing enough to make this an ideal choice for sharing with preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When part of a baby lizard's tail is chopped off when it's caught in a drawer, he searches for the "new look" his mother promises him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONKEY KING by Shobha Viswanath
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Monkey is often cast as a trickster in Asian folklore: Here he comes off as both wise and courageous. (afterword) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
A monkey king risks his life to save his simian clan in this adapted version of a Jataka tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE JACKAL by Shobha Viswanath
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2016

"Possibly of anthropological interest, but as a story for a wide audience, it's no improvement on other versions. (afterword) (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
Scenes inspired by the traditional art of India's Warli people illustrate a retold Panchatantra tale about a jackal who falls into a vat of dye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Stunning and relentless."
Rao's debut story collection illuminates how the division of India and Pakistan into two countries violently disrupted the lives of the region's citizens for years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEYS ON A FAST by Kaushik Viswanath
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"An amusing folk tale equally suited to multicultural programming and wellness collections, if not monkey-themed storytimes. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-6)"
Chakku the monkey chieftain tries to control his chubby tribe. Read full book review >