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This book is again like all those I have known from Demi, delightfully and playfully illustrated. For each of the twelve spreads in this book, there is a right-hand page illustration done in gold on deep indigo. Each left-hand page is a Jataka story. Some are now familiar, like "The Lion King"; TT; and "The Clever Crab." Others touch on fable tropes, like "The Golden Goose" and "The Little Gray Donkey." Demi is described as a practicing Buddhist, and the Buddhist wisdom of stories like "The Beautiful Parrots" and the "Cunning Wolf" is apparent. This is a heart-warming book, and I am glad to have found it. It fits well with Demi's body of work.
Henry Holt and Company