The Old Animals’ Forest Band

Sirish Rao, Durga Bai After being kicked out of home by their ungrateful masters, a dog, cow, donkey and rooster unite to form a band and save the townspeople from thieves. This Indian version of the much-loved Grimm Brothers’ tale comes to life in celebrated Gond artist Durga Bai’s intricate artwork.

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Weight 410.0 g
Dimensions 210 x 280 mm
ISBN

978-81-86211-45-8

Pages

24

Printing

Offset-printed

Binding

Hardcover

Age Group

6+

Foreign Rights Sold

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Dutch

Mets & Schilt Uitgevers & Oxfam Novib

French

Actes Sud

Greek

Ekdoseis Kokkino

Sirish Rao

Sirish Rao

Sirish Rao is one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary Indian writing. He has authored more than fifteen books, ranging from novels and children’s books to retellings of myths and collections of pop art. Several of his titles have won international awards. His writing reflects his interests in nature, mountaineering, travel and the oddities of language. Click here to discover his other Tara Books.

Durga Bai

Durga Bai

Durga Bai is a female artist working within the Gond tradition of tribal art from Madhya Pradesh, central India. Her work constantly re-works and pushes the boundaries of the Gond art form to create a style that sparkles with a distinctive energy. Her work has been exhibited both within India and abroad, and she’s worked on several of Tara’s seminal projects. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

Rathna Ramanathan

Rathna Ramanathan

Designer Rathna Ramanathan has steered the design philosophy of Tara since the very beginning. In the process, she can be said to have pioneered innovative children’s book design in India. Her main interest is in typography as well as in changing the form of the book. She runs minus9, her own graphic design studio, and is currently the Head of Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, London. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.

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