Alone in the Forest
Written by Gita Wolf and Andrea Anastasio; illustrated by Bhajju Shyam
Suggested ages: 4 and older
When a young Indian boy ventures into the woods for firewood, darkness falls sooner than expected and he dives into a tree hollow to hide from the terrifying creatures he envisions. For a contemporary style rooted in tribal traditions, dense patterns cover every vine, character and beast, all over blocks of solid color. To create these rich scenes, this noted illustrator from central India drew on his childhood experiences of painting the walls of his village home. Make this work of storytelling through Indian folk art the first of its kind in your collection.
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Published February 2014