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A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice

By Chitra Soundar
Illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy

Further delightful trickster tales from India.

Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, are left in charge of King Beema's court when the king goes off on a hunting trip. Each day the king's subjects come before the boys with their problems and petty disagreements. Can Veera and Suku settle the dispute between the man who sells a well – but not the water in it – to his neighbour? Or solve the mystery of the jewels that have turned into pickles? And what about the old washerwoman who is set the task of washing the king's elephants until they turn white? These clever, funny trickster tales, full of humour and colour, are sure to delight.

  • The second book about young Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku
  • Ideal for introducing Indian folktales and culture to a wide audience
  • Racing Reads are pacy and engaging first novels for the newly independent reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the chapter structure is ideal for building reading confidence.

About the author

Chitra Soundar was born in India, has lived in Singapore and now makes her home in London. Her primary interest is in writing picture books and books for emergent readers. She enjoys retelling funny folktales from around the world, especially India. Her first book for Walker, A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom, was published in 2010.

About the illustrator

Uma Krishnaswamy has always loved the folk traditions of India and other cultures for the richness and vibrancy of colour, form and perspective. She teaches art history in Chennai, India, where she lives.

ISBN: 9781406364675
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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