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In this Indian version of the well-known Brothers Grimm tale, four animals—a sleepy dog, an unmilkable cow, a weak-kneed donkey, and a confused cockerel—are thrown out by ungrateful masters. But once they come together in the forest, they prove they’re anything but useless . . .

Sirish Rao is an exciting new voice in Indian writing. His eighteen titles range from children’s
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Tara Books
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Mandy E
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Shelves: for-babes
Many things might attract an author of children's books to rewrite the Grimm's tale "The Musicians from Bremen": it's curiously modern message of animal rights, the strangely humanist movement of the animals from obsolete resources to valuable, not to mention independent, social participants, and the delightful possibilities it offers the illustrator. It might also be a particular poignant story to retell in the current atmosphere of Indian economics (both author and illustrator are Indian). But ...more
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