The Sacred Banana Leaf by Nathan Kumar Scott


The Sacred Banana Leaf by Nathan Kumar Scott

Kanchil, the beloved trickster mouse-deer of Indonesian folklore, falls into a pit. With only a banana leaf for company, he invents a prophecy to trick some unlikely animals into helping him out - so long as the world doesn't end first! And if anyone dares sneeze, the consequences will be dire...This sequel to the popular Mangoes and Bananas is illustrated in the Patachitra tradition of Orissa, eastern India, an intricate and colourful painting style which brings a cast of enchanting animals to life.

About the Author

Nathan Kumar Scott was born and raised in India of American parents and has been bridging cultures all his life. He has been a theatre director, designer, playwright, puppeteer and storyteller, and his work has been performed across the USA as well as in Ecuador, Mexico, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Nathan is currently the director of an educational foundation which introduces Indian culture to students from around the world. To find out more about Nathan Kumar Scott and his work click here Radhashyam Raut is a young painter trained in the traditional art of Patachitra painting of Orissa. He was awarded a national scholarship to continue his work on the tradition. He lives and works in a village near Dhauli in the province of Orissa.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 To 7


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Publication date

1st March 2008



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