The Prince, the Demon King, and the Monkey Warrior
Retold by Janet Brown; Illustrations by Vladimir Verano
Bloody battles, ferocious monsters, magical adventures and two brothers who fight against a powerful and evil king — with the help of an amazing monkey — fill the pages of this modern-day version of an epic from India.
Prince Rama, banished from the kingdom that was meant to be his, goes into wilderness exile with his wife, and his favorite brother. When the King of the Demons kidnaps Rama’s wife, he and his brother join forces with Hanuman, the Monkey Warrior, to rescue her. The story of their struggle against man-eating giants and hordes of demon soldiers has engrossed readers all over the globe for centuries. Now adapted for a modern audience with dazzling illustrations and a fast-paced text, this is a book that will captivate even the most reluctant readers.
The Prince, the Demon King, and the Monkey Warrior offers an introduction to the rich culture and history of India through its adaptation of the Ramayana, with vivid illustrations that bring the past to life.
Janet Brown has always lived on the Pacific Rim: in Alaska, Seattle, and Thailand. A bookseller for twenty years, she was until recently travel buyer at the Elliott Bay Book Company, that literary oasis that makes Seattle livable.
Janet took an extended cigarette break between 1995 and 2001 to teach English in Bangkok. She is now back in Seattle, reinventing her life and planning a permanent return to that city that she loves best in the world, despite her continuing battle with the Thai language (which up to this point is the clear-cut winner).
Vladimir Verano has been drawing things of the imagination all his life. He is honored to have participated in the creation of this book, and he believes this was a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the long and vibrant illustrated history of this beloved Hindu epic. A deep love of stories and books has led to a 20 year career as a bookseller and graphic designer. He lives in Seattle, Washington and works in Small Press publishing. More of his art can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/natsudesign
2011, 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches; 96 pages; paperback; larger print; color illustrations