Rama and the Demon King A Tale of Ancient India by Jessica Souhami


Rama and the Demon King A Tale of Ancient India by Jessica Souhami

Banished by his jealous stepmother, the good and brave Prince Rama has lived in the forest for 14 years, along with his beautiful wife Sita and his loyal brother Lakshaman. Rama has triumphed over the demons that dwell there and the three live a simple, peaceful life among the forest animals. But it is not to last, for the ten-headed King of the Demons vows to take revenge. Eye-catching illustrations, based on the Indian tradition of shadow-puppetry, convey the exuberance of a millennia-old tale that is still very much alive today.


'This 3000 year old story is still appealing today, especially when, as here, it is retold in such exuberant style'. Parents In Touch 'a delightful treat'. The Bookbag'

About the Author

JESSICA SOUHAMI studied at the Central School of Art and Design and went on to set up a travelling shadow puppet company, with music and a storyteller. She is internationally acclaimed for her folktale retellings, bringing some of the world's great stories to a young audience. Jessica lives in north London.

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36 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

13th August 2007



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