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 Blue jackal
 Author: Viswanath, Shobha

 Illustrator: Joshi, Dileep

 Publisher:  Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
 Pub Year: 2016

 Dewey: 398.2
 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 910239 ISBN: 9780802854667
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Folklore -- India

Price: $6.50

Juno the jackal is suddenly treated like a king after he inadvertently dyes his fur blue.

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (03/01/16)
   School Library Journal (05/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2016 Gr 2–5—This is a strong retelling of one of the tales from the Panchatantra, a third-century BCE text of Indian literature. This retelling from Sanskrit flows well and begs to be read aloud. It tells the tale of a bullied runt jackal who is accidentally dyed indigo and is subsequently mistaken for a king. He betrays himself by howling along with the other jackals. The rain washes away his indigo fur, but he retains the memory of having once been a king. The story would be interesting as a group presentation and could lead to discussions regarding identity. The illustrations, which are the true standout here, will not work well in a large group, because of their intricate detail. They are done in the style of the Warli tribe of East India—white paintings done in rice flour on a dark background. They will intrigue children who have an eye for such things. - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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