BEASTLY TALES FROM HERE AND THERE.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Harper Collins, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of animal fables in verse by this noted Indian author. From the dust jacket flap: "Familiar characters in a new and magical form, such as the greedy crocodile who was outwitted by the monkey or the steady tortoise who out-ran the hare, here take their place beside a newly minted gallery of characters and creatures who are quirky, comical and always fun. Of the ten fables told here, two come from India [including the delightful story of the louse and the mosquito], two from China, two from Greece, two from the Ukraine, and two, as the author puts it, 'came directly to me from the land of Gup.' " Illustrated with line drawings by Ravi Shankar, who also did the amusing dust jacket art. Small square format. 130 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0171154.
Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (crease to one leaf).