Broken Tusk

Uma Krishnaswami (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874838060

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Description

This collection of Hindu folktales for middle readers features stories about the Hindu god, Ganesha, who is easily recognized because of his elephant head. Krishnaswami introduces the stories by recalling her own introduction to Ganesha and goes on to offer a mythological context for the tales. Included among these classic stories are "Ganesha's Head", "The Broken Tusk", and "Why Ganesha Never Married". Most of the stories come from Hindu legend; one comes from Mongolia, where Ganesha made his way into the Buddhist tradition. The simple pen-and-ink illustrations support the themes and a helpful pronunciation guide and glossary are also included.

Reading Level
Lexile
920L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
U
ATOS
6.0
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths Religious
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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