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By Mark W. McGinnis

round the start of the typical period, Indian Buddhists started to gather fables, or jataka stories, illuminating a number of human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and strength of will at the one hand to greed, delight, foolishness, and treachery at the different. rather than populating those tales with humans, they solid the animals in their rapid atmosphere within the top roles—which can have given the stories a common charm that helped them go back and forth world wide, surfacing within the heart East as Aesop's fables and in numerous different guises all through East and Southeast Asia, Africa, Russia, and Europe. writer and painter Mark McGinnis has accumulated over 40 of those hallowed renowned stories and retold them in vividly poetic but obtainable language, their unique Buddhist messages firmly intact. each one tale is followed with a superbly rendered full-color portray, making this an both beautiful publication for teenagers and adults, no matter if Buddhist or no longer, who love fantastic tales approximately their fellow clever (and silly) creatures.

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