Indian Book Depot brings out week-long moral stories for kids


Release of the set of seven different story books titled Indian Joy Series Stories for Kids by Indian Book Depot (Map House) brings a fresh enjoyment of reading moral stories filled with adventures, mysteries and humours, not only for mere pleasure but to boost moral values of children and young people. The stories compiled in abridged forms are predominantly of popular Indian folktales, which have been included in various school curriculums. Panchatantra, Aesop’s Fables, to mention a few, are some of the sources wherefrom these valuable moral stories for children are lifted with an attempt to nurture and culture the young minds.

The set of seven books in the Indian Joy Series Stories for Kids is designed in a calculated manner of one book for each day of the week, right from Monday to Sunday. Retold and complied by Dr SME Aras and Sakthi Aras, each book contains more than dozen of moral stories written in easy language, using simple vocabularies. The Monday Book, first of the set, consists of popular moral stories, namely Two Friends and The Bear, The Milkmaid’s Dream, One Nut and Two Boys, The Fox Without Tail, among others, giving young readers full of exhilaration. The Tuesday Book continues to carry the joy of reading forward with just another string of stories, which includes The Wolf in the Sheep Skin, The Salt Vendor and His Donkey, The Foolish Wolf’s Flute, etc.

Third in the series, Wednesday Book introduces young readers to a handful of interesting tales from Panchatantra and others: The Evil Minded Servant, The Illusions of a Brahmin, The Free Coconut, The Pompous Merchant, among the 11. The Thursday Book contains 14 stories among which are some timeless tales like Silly Little Mariam, The Dreaming Astrologer, The Farmer and His Lazy Sons, The Poor Man’s Wealth, etc. Kids are given the chance to experience a mix of interesting reads in Friday Book, which compiles The Wise Turtle, The Thoughtful Horse, The Big and The Small, The Grateful Mouse, The Wicket Servants, The Hasty Rabbit, in the collection.

Moreover, it turns out to be Saturday Book and Sunday Book which children can enjoy in a dif ferent mood as both are designed for reading on holidays. In these two, wonderful tales including The Grateful Eagle, The Undeserving Monkey, The Greedy Minister as well as ever popular fables like The Thirsty Crow, The Sour Grapes, The Ant and The Grasshopper, The Hare and The Tortoise, The Farmer and Magic Goose, The Curious Monkey, make the list. This set of seven story books is a perfect compilation to serve as an introductory passage for kids to moral lessons and values.

–Jyaneswar Laishram

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