The Blue Jackal

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The Blue Jackal is a fable from India’s very old Panchatantra story collections. It is a story about Juno the Jackal. In the jungle everyone was mean to him because of his lean, skinny body. One day he found a village on the other side of a hill, but then his life turns upside down until he ruins it later himself. The plot of the story is simple, but kept us interested in the way it moves on – especially when Juno turns blue and becomes the King of the Jungle. The story is written in a poetic way with simple rhyming words. It is easily understandable and suitable for second graders and above. Illustrations of the book are unique and was my introduction to Warli painting. This book is certainly suitable for a series of similar kinds of old fables from the Panchatantra. The moral of the story is that if you are playing a role that is not yours, then you have to be careful and control yourselves. It also tells the lesson that if you don’t get what you need, you will be forced to do something bad. So go ahead and read The Blue Jackal. You’ll enjoy it.

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Author Shobha Viswanath • Dileep Joshi, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 34 pages
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 22-Apr-2016
ISBN 9780802854667
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Issue July 2016
Category Children's


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