Agha the Eight-Mile Monster (Hardcover)

By Karen Wilson-Timmons, Marie Therese Dubois (Illustrator)

Insight Kids, 9781608871247, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

This picture book achieves the rare balance of entertainment coupled with meaning, while rendering accessible a tale from one of the world’s oldest wisdom cultures.

In this acclaimed retelling of a story from India’s ancient Bhagavata Purana, children emerge victorious over a serpent that haunts the landscape of childhood. When the eight-mile-long Agha monster threatens the pastoral life of young Krishna and his cowherd friends, the youngsters join forces. Not only do they defeat their serpentine foe but, in an act of empowerment and imagination, transform his gargantuan body into a playground. Brilliant colors, Seussian imagery, and lyrical text come together to create a satisfying adventure that nurtures the inner resources needed by young minds to cope with life’s difficult problems. This picture book achieves the rare balance of entertainment coupled with meaning, while rendering accessible a tale from one of the world’s oldest wisdom cultures.


About the Author

Karen Wilson-Timmons lives in a redwood forest in Northern California. She draws her inspiration for children's books from a lifetime study and practice of India's bhakti or devotional tradition. A published poet, journalist, and author, she is currently working on her first novel. She has a BA in humanities from the University of Illinois and an MA in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco.

Illustrator Marie Thérèse Dubois is a self-taught artist who lives in Murs-Erigne, France.