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Children's Ramayana

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Was there ever a man so perfect, a ruler so noble, a son so devoted? Outrageous expectations perhaps but they all came true in Lord Rama. Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya’s throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama, his Was there ever a man so perfect, a ruler so noble, a son so devoted? Outrageous expectations perhaps but they all came true in Lord Rama. Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya’s throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama, his divinely beautiful wife Sita and faithful brother Lakshmana settle down in Panchavati. Life seems peaceful. But will it stay this way? Why does trouble follow them? How and when will Lord Rama encounter the demon king Ravana? Written in a lucid style that is easy for children to read and with illustrations that transcend boundaries, this timeless epic is brought to you in a refreshingly new format.


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Was there ever a man so perfect, a ruler so noble, a son so devoted? Outrageous expectations perhaps but they all came true in Lord Rama. Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya’s throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama, his Was there ever a man so perfect, a ruler so noble, a son so devoted? Outrageous expectations perhaps but they all came true in Lord Rama. Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu was born to reinstate dharma at a time when it was threatened. But the life of the heir to Ayodhya’s throne was one of endurance. Banished to the forest by his own father, Lord Rama, his divinely beautiful wife Sita and faithful brother Lakshmana settle down in Panchavati. Life seems peaceful. But will it stay this way? Why does trouble follow them? How and when will Lord Rama encounter the demon king Ravana? Written in a lucid style that is easy for children to read and with illustrations that transcend boundaries, this timeless epic is brought to you in a refreshingly new format.

47 review for Children's Ramayana

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    Good book. I love this story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    I confess – I was not familiar with Ramaya before receiving this book. “Back in the day” in my Eurocentric curriculum, very little time was spent during elementary and secondary school on Asian literature. So, a basic, illustrated adaptation of Valmiki's “Ramaya” was a blessing. I could expose myself to this work during a plane flight – a SHORT plane flight, at that. Of course, that strength is also the book's biggest weakness; so much material, depth, hidden meanings, subplots, etc. must be I confess – I was not familiar with Ramaya before receiving this book. “Back in the day” in my Eurocentric curriculum, very little time was spent during elementary and secondary school on Asian literature. So, a basic, illustrated adaptation of Valmiki's “Ramaya” was a blessing. I could expose myself to this work during a plane flight – a SHORT plane flight, at that. Of course, that strength is also the book's biggest weakness; so much material, depth, hidden meanings, subplots, etc. must be omitted in order to squeeze hundreds of pages into 64, including illustrations and follow-up! The adaptor, Prema Jayakumar, recognizes this, and added a section documenting the major elements that were left out or tremendously shortened for this adaptation. Given that the target age for this book is listed as 9 to 13, I wonder if some of the vocabulary might be a bit overwhelming for our younger readers. On the other hand, perhaps I underestimate their abilities, and the word selection is spot-on for them. (NOTE: Given that this book is at least in part about a newly-married couple, I would imagine that some of the trimming done by our adapter may have been in keeping with age restrictions for the targeted reader. Not having read the original, I cannot say.) I certainly would recommend this book as an introduction to Indian literature, as long as the potential reader acknowledges that this is NOT meant to be a strict translation of the original work. RATING: 5 stars DISCLOSURE: I won this book in a random draw from the publisher. There was an expressed hope for a review (and implied hope for a good one), but neither was a condition set or agreed to as a condition of receipt.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully retold story. My favorite thing about this book is the unique layout which gives a character guide in the beginning - complete with picture and brief description of each - helping young readers to visualize each person. The back of the book offers several pages of interesting facts, websites to visit, and much more. Good story, great illustrations, and groovy lessons (This book was won thru Goodreads first-reads

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ajith Acharya

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rachita

  6. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Hammer

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nazenin Yuzbasheva

  8. 4 out of 5

    Palak

    I know about all things which are given in the historical context of Ramayana and I am very excited to read this book and to write this review as I like reading many historical book like Ramayana from my sixth grade when I first read about Asoka and and Chandragupta Maurya and in seventh I read about akbar

  9. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Dickman

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    Stacey

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    Vishal Kumar

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    Yashwant Chauhan

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    Manel

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    Lyndsey F.

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    Anshu Sharma

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    Putu Reza

  17. 5 out of 5

    Hara Gopal

  18. 4 out of 5

    Frederick Rotzien

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    Donna Schubert

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sternby

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    Katie Harder-schauer

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    Michelle

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    Sarah

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    Kaite

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    Brittany

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    Linda

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    Alice

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    Sue

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    Scott Haraburda

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    Pamela

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    Asteropê

  33. 5 out of 5

    Olga

  34. 4 out of 5

    Bill Laughlin

  35. 4 out of 5

    Denise

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    Sarah Crawley

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    Natalie

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    Kaleb Norman

  39. 4 out of 5

    Adylure

  40. 4 out of 5

    Felicia

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    Cindy

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    Elaine Needelman

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    Keesha

  44. 4 out of 5

    Billie James

  45. 4 out of 5

    Vincent Watson

  46. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Siddiqui

  47. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

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