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The Little Brown Jay: A Tale from India (Folktales from Around the World)

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Developed in consultation with folklore specialist Bette Bosma. Each authentic retelling includes nonfiction cultural material about the country of origin.Helping others has its own rewards

In this pourquoi tale, a magical brown jay helps the beautiful Princess Maya and is rewarded in a wonderful, unexpected way.
Paperback, 22 pages
Published October 28th 1994 by Mondo Publishing (first published October 1994)
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Ch_katiemcginnis
Jan 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc-literature
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.
Rachel
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.
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Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
the little brown jay: a tale from india
by Elizabeth Claire
2 nd grade group reading indian mythology an elaborately decorated short story with a portion that explains the significance of these mythology
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Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: india
Nice supplement to Indian history. The story is fine, the illustrations are wanting.
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