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The Little Brown Jay: A Tale from India (Folktales from Around the World)
A retelling of a traditional Indian tale in which a little bird helps the beautiful Princess Maya through a selfless act of love.
Hardcover, 22 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by Mondo Pub
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Jan 27, 2010 Ch_katiemcginnis rated it really liked it · review of another edition
The Little Brown Jay: A Tale From India Retold by Elizabeth Claire adn Illustrated by Miriam Katin, explores how unselfish acts can bring great joy. The illustrations are a major key to opening up the reader's eyes to the Indian people. After reading the folktale, the reader can enjoy some informative facts on the Indian culture and its history which is accompanied by photographs.
May 25, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
A beautiful princess with an ugly voice makes a wish to have the beautiful voice of the plain brown bird so the blind prince may hear her. When the plain brown bird trades voices with her and is stuck with her ugly voice, she makes a wish for the brown bird to have the beautiful color of her blue scarf, and so the plain brown bird becomes a beautiful blue bird.