The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

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Early Civilization

The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India
Author: Williams, Marcia
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Time Period: Early Civilization
Time Frame: 6000-5000 BCE
Geographic Area: Asia
Country: Ancient India
Topics: Hindu Mythology
Genre: Fiction, Mythology
Reading Age: Lower Elementary, Middle Grade
Format: Picture Book
Published: 2014

World History > Early Civilization > Ancient India

"Funny, wise, and entertaining from first page to last." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Step back into ancient India as Marcia Williams brings her inviting comic-book style to eight animal folktales that continue to enchant children today. Drawing from three books of best-loved Indian folktales— the Hitopadesha, the Jatakas,and the Panchatantra —this graphic storybook collection, alive with kidfriendly illustrations, is infused with humor and warmth.

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