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The Puffin Book of Folktales

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Celebrating ten years of Puffin in India with ten timeless folktales

Explore an exciting and beautiful underwater world with Panna. Watch little blue bird Podna fight a mighty king for his little brown Podni. Join Lord Ganesha on his quest for a pot of kheer. Read about
lovelorn Lord Surya pining for his Harshringar, leaving the world in darkness. Help the dove get her egg b
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published 2013 by Puffin
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Raksha Bhat
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Such adorable stories, short and sweet!
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Losing track of time, forgetting what day is today and wandering numbness in heart are common side effects of this uncertain times, and reading is the cure. This is my two-years-old birthday book from Abhirup who knows how much I love folktales, fairytales, and short stories.

I was rereading this simultaneously with Neil's The View from the Cheap Seats, in one of the pieces Neil was hoping that immortality of fairytales gets bestowed on Stardust, he wants it to get retold time and again with diff
Neha Garg (thereadingowl_)
This is a collection of folktales by some famous writers. Some stories were known to me while some were new. But all of them are amazing.

The story about a bird who wanted her egg back from the queen reminded me of a play I participated in as a kid and played the role of an elephant. My mom had stitched the truck for me. I wonder where it is now.

It’s a short and sweet read and I finished it in a matter of hours. Perfect to narrate to kids.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the best short stories collection, you would love to return to, again and again.
Shihab Perumpulliyil
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You will love these stories and you will read again and again
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful short stories for kids.
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A good read short book with good short stories
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