Mangoes, mischief, and tales of friendship : stories from India / Chitra Soundar ; illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy.

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    • Publication Information:
      First U.S. edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Can Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, outsmart the king's trickiest subjects?"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: In these tales inspired by traditional Indian folktales, Prince Veera and his best friend Suku are given the opportunity to preside over the court of his father, King Bheema. Some of the subjects' complaints are easy to address, but others are much more challenging. How should they handle the case of the merchant who wants to charge people for enjoying the smells of his sweets? Or settle the dispute between a man who sells a well to a neighbor, but not the water inside? Or solve the mystery of the jewels that have turned into pickles? These eight tales show how Veera and Suku outwit the kingdom's greediest, wiliest subjects.
    • Content Notes:
      Book one: A dollop of ghee and a pot of wisdom. Prince Veera's first case ; Who stole the Laddus? ; The case of the greedy moneylender ; The unfortunate case -- Book two: A jar of pickles and a pinch of justice. All's well with mango pickles ; Freezing lakes and missing crows ; What's fair? -- Gray elephants and five fools.
    • Notes:
      Originally published as two separate books in 2010 and 2016.
      "Stories from India"--Dust jacket.
      "Published in the U.K. as two separate books, this volume includes eight original trickster tales inspired by traditional Indian folktales"--Dust jacket flap.
      Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 3 198962.
    • ISBN:
      1536200670
      9781536200676
    • Accession Number:
      on1031195327
      1031195327
    • Accession Number:
      fay.646988
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CHITRA SOUNDAR; UMA KRISHNASWAMY; CHITRA SOUNDAR. Mangoes, mischief, and tales of friendship : stories from India. [s.l.] : Candlewick Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy, Chitra Soundar. Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship : Stories from India. Candlewick Press; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988. Accessed October 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy, & Chitra Soundar. (2019). Mangoes, mischief, and tales of friendship : stories from India. Candlewick Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy, and Chitra Soundar. 2019. Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship : Stories from India. Candlewick Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988.
    • Harvard:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy and Chitra Soundar (2019) Mangoes, mischief, and tales of friendship : stories from India. Candlewick Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988 (Accessed: 14 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy & Chitra Soundar 2019, Mangoes, mischief, and tales of friendship : stories from India, Candlewick Press, viewed 14 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Chitra Soundar, et al. Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship : Stories from India. Candlewick Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy, and Chitra Soundar. Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship : Stories from India. Candlewick Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Chitra Soundar, Uma Krishnaswamy, Chitra Soundar. Mangoes, mischief, and tales of friendship : stories from India [Internet]. Candlewick Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 14]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.646988

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 February #1

When King Bheema falls ill one day, Prince Veera and his friend Suku decide to hold court in his absence. They have, after all, been watching and learning from the sidelines. Prince Veera is a playful sort, better with a joke and a trick than with solving the villagers' problems. Fortunately, Suku's wisdom and sense of fairness compensate. Together they dole out justice to a greedy confectioner who wants to charge a poor man for smelling his desserts; outwit a thief; teach a moneylender a lesson about humanity; and more. These original tales are folkloric in style and content, but refreshingly contemporary in tone and form. The messages are of kindness and compassion, and for speaking up when things are unfair. Veera is sometimes cheeky, and his father has a sense of humor. Suku is lower in social rank but holds his own among royalty with poise and confidence. Similarly, the illustrations balance traditional Indian art forms with cartoonlike gestures that will make readers smile. Grades 2-4. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

In this volume of original trickster tales set within a frame story and inspired by Indian folklore, Prince Veera and his friend Suku, a farmer's son, enjoy holding court when the king is not available. Time after time, the pair acts logically and kindly--and metes out appropriate justice, often with a humorous comeuppance for the villain. Traditional black-and-white illustrations are sprinkled throughout. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.