All snuggled up in her palm and mango grove, little hare did what she did best, 'worry'. So when a ripe mango dropped from the tree making a loud crash, she was convinced that the world was breaking apart. Determined to save herself and her fellow creatures, hare raced through the palm grove, through the thicket, through the marshland, through the brushland, and through the forest, to alert all her fellow creatures about the approaching doom! The Rumor by Jan Thornhill is an ancient Jataka Tale from India. The young reader will be captivated by this book's brilliant illustrations while at the same time, calling to mind a similar story whose main character also thought that the sky was falling.
Similar authors: Roberta Arenson; Lila Mehta; Marcia Brown; Gerald McDermott
Similar books: Monkey: A Trickster Tale From India by Gerald McDermott;
Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Story from India by Lila Mehta and adapted by Meredith Brucker;
Manu and the Talking Fish by Roberta Arenson
Date read: 7/30/2012