Item description for Hen-sparrow Turns Purple by Pulak Biswas Gita Wolf...
Designed as a scroll, and silk-screened by hand on handmade paper, this is a cheerful adaptation of a traditional folk tale. Hen-sparrow falls into a vat of dye and turns quite purple. Her strange new color turns the entire kingdom upside down, but Hen-sparrow quite likes herself purple . . .
Inspired by medieval Indian art and narrative traditions, this visual and tactile treat has a clever feminist twist. The form of the book and the cumulative rhyme re-create the age-old magical experience of storytelling with pictures.
Winner of the Grand Prix at the prestigious Biennale of Illustrations, Bratislava.
"Beguiling and a wonderful introduction to the appreciation of a more global culture of the picture book."-Mike Simkin, Carousel Magazine, United Kingdom
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 15.24" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Tara Publishing
ISBN 8186211195 ISBN13 9788186211199
Reviews - What do customers think about Hen-sparrow Turns Purple?
wondrous scroll! Apr 26, 2002
A hensparrow falls into a vat of dye and turns the entire kingdom topsyturvy! The story is simple enough, but what makes this book very special are its design and illustrations. Designed as a scroll book, 'Hensparrow Turns Purple' needn't sit on the bookshelf... it's a piece of wall art!The luminous watercolor illustrations have a jewel-like quality which makes you pore over them, again and again.Not surprisingly, 'Hensparrow Turns Purple' won its illustrator, Pulak Biswas, the prestigious Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava Award (1999).Truly well-deserved.