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This is a retelling of stories from the Jataka, the treasury of tales of Buddha's previous animal reincarnations.
Babbitt wrote this with young adults and children in mind, but the simple language and sprightly black and white illustrations add appeal for readers of all ages, Buddhist or not.

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Publisher's Note

I. The Monkey and the Crocodile

II. How the Turtle Saved His Own Life

III. The Merchant of Seri

IV. The Turtle Who Couldn't Stop Talking

V. The Ox Who Won the Forfeit

VI. The Sandy Road

VII. The Quarrel of the Quails

VIII. The Measure of Rice

IX. The Foolish, Timid Rabbit

X. The Wise and the Foolish Merchant

XI. The Elephant Girly-Face

XII. The Banyan Deer

XIII. The Princes and the Water-Sprite

XIV. The King's White Elephant

XV. The Ox Who Envied the Pig

XVI. Grannie's Blackie

XVII. The Crab and the Crane

Xviii. Why the Owl Is Not King of the Birds

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