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The Crescent Moon: Poems and Stories


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AuthorRabindranath Tagore (Introduction by Ruskin Bond)
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2017
PublisherTalking Cub
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Heartfelt poems and engaging stories for and about children by one of the greatest writers of Indian literature.

In The Crescent Moon, Rabindranath Tagore brings alive the world of a childÑin some poems he describes the simple joys of children at play, while in others, he feels the bonds of affection between mother and child, and in yet others, he expresses wonder at the earthly beauty all around us. Also included here are some of his most thought-provoking stories with themes that are relevant for children. In ‘The Kabuliwalla’ little Minnie becomes friendly with a burly Afghan man, but will she remember him when he returns after many years? ‘The Parrot’s Tale’ is an allegory about the perils of the modern system of education, and ‘The Kingdom of Cards’, set in a fantasy land of cards, is a powerful statement against the stifling of freedom of any kind.

Playful, innocent and full of tender love, with themes that will resonate with readers who are young and old, The Crescent MoonÑwith a thoughtful introduction by Ruskin BondÑis truly an enduring classic.

About the author
Rabindranath Tagore (1861Ð1941) was a Bengali poet and writer, as well as a musician. He wrote over 2,000 songs, numerous short stories, novels, plays, essays, poetry and dance dramas. Among his songs are the national anthems of two countriesÑIndia and Bangladesh. Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

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