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Soundar, Chitra

Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship: Stories from India

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Uma Krisnaswamy. 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.

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