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Elephant headed and big bellied, mischievous and sweet, the god Ganesh is one of the most familiar faces in the world But why does he have the head of an elephant Set in the Himalayas in a time of gods and goddesses, Elephant Prince tells the story of a remarkable bond between a mother and her son, a remorseful god, a generous elephant and the boy who became Ganesh Belgin K Wedman s jewel toned illustrations, reminiscent of classical Indian miniatures, complement this poetic story of one of the most beloved gods of all....

Title : Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh
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ISBN : 1886069166
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Mandala Publishing October 20, 2004
Number of Pages : 32 pages
File Size : 792 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh Reviews

  • Amjra
    2019-02-22 00:16

    Basically - ,"What the heck just happened?" Was my reaction after reading this book. If you know anything about the story of Lord Ganesha - this tale will leave you scratching your head. It actually says, "Lord Shiva was not ready for kids." Huh? What is he, an investment banker working overtime to pull in his first million?

  • complex electra
    2019-02-05 00:36

    Bought this as part of the Build Your Library kindergarten curriculum. Wonderful book for any home library!

  • Kerry E. Bacia
    2019-02-17 23:35

    Absolutely beautifully illustrated and gentler story of how Ganesha obtained his elephant head. Contrary to the better know story where Shiva cuts off the head of Ganesha while he is guarding his mother's bath, this story sees the loss of the baby's head as an accident, when Lord Shani looks at the baby at Parvati's insistence and because of the Lord's power the baby's head disintegrates. To the rescue Lord Vishnu who brings the head of an elephant that sacrificed himself so that the child might live. What a story!

  • Rebecca A. Mazzarella
    2019-02-23 00:12

    Beautiful pictures, but the story varies from the traditional story that most of us know. I suppose it's scary enough in this version for some very young children if they parents don't explain the background of the story before they read it to them, if the child isn't old enough to read. The pictures alone are worth the price.

  • Adria Patel
    2019-02-16 02:39

    This is a lovely book that really gets down and tells the story.

  • Kat
    2019-02-21 19:41

    Story is not the best but the illustrations are wonderful. Almost a mixture of European and Indian art that is breathtaking. They way Ganesh is draw is in my opinion the best out of all the characters. I would recommend if not just for the illustrations.

  • Patricia Susan Bishop
    2019-01-29 02:40

    I got this as a gift and it is amazing the pictures and it was very loved by the children

  • S. Cox
    2019-02-04 02:38

    Immediately rocketed to the top of my 5-year old's favorite book list. Months later, it is still a frequent bedtime story request. Beautiful illustrations make it interesting for adults, also.