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The Phoenix in the Sky

Shortlisted | Book Awards 2021 | Writings for Young Adults

The Phoenix in the Sky

Full Title: The Phoenix in the Sky: Tales of Wonder and Wisdom from World Religions

Author: Indira Ananthakrishnan
Publisher: Hachette India

Award Category: Writings for Young Adults
About the Book: 

Why does a prince give up everything in the search of truth?

What can a little squirrel do to help Rama build a bridge across the sea?

How does a coat end up becoming a guest at a banquet?

This fascinating collection of stories answers these questions and more, while introducing you to the everyday wisdom of ancient scriptures.

Handpicked from a range of texts - from the Mahabharata and the Upanishads to the Bible and the Quran, from the Jatakas and Jain parables to Lao Tzu's teachings - these are tales of wise kings and wandering monks, of ordinary people and their extraordinary deeds, of great escapes and mighty miracles, of clever creatures and foolish gods.

Heart-warming, uplifting and sprinkled with gentle wit, these stories will comfort and inspire you every time you read them.

About the Author: 

Indira Ananthakrishnan has been writing and telling stories for many years. She has written several award-winning short stories, historical tales, biographical sketches, plays and picture books. She has a special interest in reading and interpreting the scriptures and making them creatively appealing for young readers.

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