Hanuman and the Orange Sun

Hanuman and the Orange Sun When Hanuman Dada was a baby began Amma he saw the sun in the sky and thinking it was an orange jumped up to take a bite The rest as they say is history Follow along with Harini as she learns t

  • Title: Hanuman and the Orange Sun
  • Author: Amy Maranville
  • ISBN: 9781631771996
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Hanuman Dada was a baby, began Amma, he saw the sun in the sky and, thinking it was an orange , jumped up to take a bite The rest, as they say, is history Follow along with Harini as she learns the stories of Hanuman Dada for the very first time.

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    1. I feel like I am going to be harsh with my opinions about this book, but it's only because this is the first step to an exciting future of ethnic story books and I want to see improvement in the quality of picture books for the new generation. So, to be honest, this is a 3.5 star book. Firstly, the main character Harini, is adorable. I would like to see a series about other stories that Harini would learn about, as it parallels with her own life. I can see real potential in the world Ms Maranvil [...]

    2. My son loved this book starting when he was 2.5 years old. The illustrations and story are simple enough for a toddler to understand. As a parent, I love the message that "you are more powerful than you think". I bought this book to try to give my son information about his heritage-his dad is from India. My son loves Hanuman and this is one of his favorite books (besides the usual little boy books about cars and trains). It is a simple story that he easily could memorize and retell and now he kn [...]

    3. The author’s note explains that Hanuman and the Orange Sun is based on ancient Hindu lore. Hanuman, a monkey and baby god, mistakes the sun for a giant orange and eats it—plunging the world into darkness.In this picture book retelling, we have a story within a story. The legend of Hanuman is told to a little girl, Hairini, by her mother. And the moral of the story—that you must be careful how you use your strength—is explicitly discussed at the end by the two of them.The trickiest parts [...]

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