Friday, August 19, 2016

Overview: Fenris. Sacred Stories


Title: Sacred Stories: Indian Moral Stories for Children
Author: Morris Fenris
Year: 2013

Comments: This is a marvelous collection of some of the most famous myths and legends from the Indian tradition, told in a simple and direct style. It's a perfect way to meet some of the most famous characters from the Indian storytelling tradition!

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $2.99 (checked price August 19 2016).

Length: one week. I've divided the reading into two parts: Part A - Part B. This can also work for just a half-week of reading; choose the part that is most interesting to you.

Reading Part A
King Cobra and the Ants
The Tiger, the Brahmin, and the Jackal
The Farmer and the Money Lender
The Judge Monkey
The Foolish Pupil
The Broken Pot
The Barber and the Ghost
When Elephants Flew
The Six Blind Men
The Handsome Prince
The Tailor Bird and the Monkey
The Stars in the Pool
Dhruva
King Harish Chandra
The Ball in the Well
When Mountains Bowed
The Missing Student
Nachiketa
Sudama
The Two Sisters
Indra's Plight
Valmiki
Ganesh Emerges Victorious
Savitri and Satyavan
The Eagle and the Dove

Reading Part B
How the Squirrel Got its Stripes
Bharata Meets Rama
Sage Vashishtha and the King
The Archery Test
Bheema in the Kingdom of Snakes
The Dirty Pig
Four Silver Coins
Lord Ganesha's Hunger
Tenali Rama and the Thieves
The Dutiful Donkey
True Friends
The Golden Feathers
The Monkey's Heart
The Clever Crab and the Cunning Crane
The Mouse Daughter
The Four Friends
The Queen's Diamond Necklace
The Mongoose and the Farmer's Wife
The Mice and the Elephant
The Wounded Swan
Aruni
The Favorite Pupil
The Pot of Milk
Kalidasa and the Learned Princess
The King's Pants






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