A Jar of Pickles and a Pinch of Justice by Chitra Soundar


illustrated by Uma Krishnaswamy
Publication Date: 06 October 2016
Price: £6.99
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9781406364675
Age: 6 years +
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Extent: 96 pages



Further delightful trickster tales from India

Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, are left in charge of King Beema’s court when the king goes off on a hunting trip. Each day the king’s subjects come before the boys with their problems and petty disagreements. Can Veera and Suku settle the dispute between the man who sells a well – but not the water in it – to his neighbour? Or solve the mystery of the jewels that have turned into pickles? And what about the old washerwoman who is set the task of washing the king’s elephants until they turn white?

These clever, funny trickster tales, full of humour and colour, are sure to delight.

  • The second book about young Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku
  • Ideal for introducing Indian folktales and culture to a wide audience
  • Racing Reads are pacy and engaging first novels for the newly independent
    reader. Each book is extensively illustrated and the chapter structure is ideal for
    building reading confidence.

Chitra Soundar was born in India, has lived in Singapore and now makes her home in London. Her primary interest is in writing picture books and books for emergent readers. She enjoys retelling funny folktales from around the world, especially India. Her first book for Walker, A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom, was published in 2010.

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.


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