Chitra Soundar is from the culturally colourful India, where traditions, festivals and mythology are a way of life. As a child, she feasted on generous portions of folktales and stories from Hindu mythology. As she grew older, she started making up her own stories. She is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for children and travels the world visiting schools and appearing at festivals to bring Indian stories to children everywhere. www.chitrasoundar.com Uma Krishnaswamy has always loved the folk traditions of India and other cultures for the richness and vibrancy of colour, form and perspective. She teaches art history in Chennai, India, where she lives.
A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth by Chitra Soundar is a lyrical collection of stories from Indian folklore. Simply and warmly told, the narrative follows Prince Veera and his friend as they find themselves thrown into mishap at a summer festival. * The Daily Telegraph * The black & white illustrations scattered through on page after page add charm and authenticity, while the stories themselves sing with drama (in the best way), surprise and wisdom. Entertaining, genuine, and utterly wonderful. This book is a little treasure. * Fallen Star Stories *