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The Boy and the Banyan Tree

By: Mahtab Narsimhan
Illustrated by: Dharmali Patel
  • ISBN 9781443190008, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 to 8

In a small village, a little boy loves a very old banyan tree and asks her to give him the things he desires. But the banyan tree knows that granting wishes is not the answer, and that gaining skills is a greater gift, so she encourages him to learn how to do things for himself.

With lush illustrations celebrating the landscape of an Indian village, and universal wisdom on every page, The Boy and the Banyan Tree has the makings of a modern classic.

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Selling Points

  • A gentle tale about growth and gaining wisdom.
  • Though set in India, the story’s message will resonate with children around the world.
  • Author is well known for her stories featuring kids from Southeast Asia.
  • Non-fiction page at the end provides facts about Banyan trees.

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