The Children's Book Compass

Sita’s Ramayana by Samhita Arni & Moyna Chitrakar.  (2011)  Groundwood.  Grades 6-12.  Graphic Novel.

This unique and dramatic, graphic novel tells a tale from the mythology of India.   The legend is about a queen who is captured by an evil King and then rescued by her husband through a series of battles.  The story emphasizes the role of the female protagonist in a retelling of the epic, Sanskrit poem from India, Ramayana.  Magic, wizardry, demons and gods are the elements that capture the reader’s attention.  Children who are fans of graphic novels will gain a perspective of a different approach to this genre.  The stunning, stylistic, paintings use a scroll technique that is based on Indian picture storytelling traditions.

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