The Parrot and the Fig Tree
Copy by copy, I am making my way and building my holdings from this Jataka Tales Series, which--according to this book--numbers some nineteen books. Where other volumes used gold lines to outline the figures, Harman here uses black. The LC blurb is accurate: A parrot who dwells happily in a fruitful fig tree is tested for his loyalty to the tree by Shakra, king of the gods, who causes the tree to dry up. The parrot proves himself, and the tree is restored at his request. The art is simple and rich. Again, the Jataka tales are outspokenly altruistic. There is a double-page at the end for children to color.