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This story told in a cheeky, energetic voice is translated into stunning illustrations … This book stands out both for its artwork and the engaging text. (White Raven's Catalogue of World's Best Children's Books)

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Nathan Kumar Scott was born and raised in India of American parents and has been bridging cultures all his life. He has been a theatre director, designer, playwright, puppeteer and storyteller, and his work has been performed across the USA as well as in Ecuador, Mexico, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Nathan is currently the director of an educational foundation which introduces Indian culture to students from around the world.

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T. Balaji is a master craftsman working in the traditional Kalamaki style of Indian textile painting. He also holds a PhD in Physics, and has a(nother) day job as a scientist. Born into a weavers' community, he is the first Kalamaki artist to illustrate narrative fiction – a departure from the form's traditional depictions of deities and mythology. He also runs the Hasthakala Kendram foundation, which gives annual awards to traditional artists.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A clever and appealing cross-cultural storybook. 6 Sept. 2007
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Mangoes & Bananas is a children's picturebook remarkably illustrated through the traditional art from of Kalamkari, originally developed on the southeastern coast of India in the 17th century. Kalamkari has been used to create beautiful designs on cloth for hundreds of years; Mangoes & Bananas is the first time Kalamkari art has been used to illustrate a book. The results bring to life simple figures and gently muted colors, giving a unique feel to the engaging story about a mouse deer and a monkey who are best friends. They grow a mango and a banana tree together, planning to share the fruit; but only the monkey can climb up high enough to pluck the fruit. In a moment of greed and weakness, the monkey eats all of the bananas; when it seems the monkey is about to succumb and devour the mangoes as well, the mouse deer must quickly come up with a clever plan to secure a fair share of the fruit! A clever and appealing cross-cultural storybook.
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem for little explorers 10 July 2015
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I bought this book for my grand-daughter, a 4 year old who is fascinated with Papua, New Guinea. The folk-lore and fantasies of Indonesia have kept her entertained through these books and I highly recommend them for kids of all ages who enjoy exploring other cultures.
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