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Buri and the Marrow (Arabic and English)

In this famous Bengali story, an old woman travels through the forest to visit her daughter but on the way she meets a lion, a tiger and a fox who all want to eat her! She tells them to wait for her return journey when she will taste much better. Her daughter comes up with a clever plan but will it fool the animals?

The rhythmic text makes this a joy to read aloud both in English and the other language, and with plenty of repetitive phrases it is a story that children love joining in with. The illustrations give a wonderful feel of time and place, of Indian landscape and food.

The story lends itself to all kinds of follow-on activities such as mask making and drama.


Author: Henriette Barkow

Illustrator: Lizzie Finlay

Pages: 24

Height: 23.5 cm

Width: 28 cm

Weight: 0.146 lb

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