Author(s): Jessica Souhami
The three-thousand-year-old tale of Rama, who rescues his wife, Sita, from the Demon King, is said to confer a blessing on all who hear it. In Rama and the Demon King, this glorious myth is retold, so that children of all cultures can enjoy the thrilling story. The vibrant illustrations, based on the ancient tradition of shadow-puppetry, convey all the exuberance of a tale which, although centuries old, is still very much alive.
About the author:
Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1980 she formed Mme Souhami and Co, a travelling puppet company using colourful shadow puppets with a musical accompaniment and a storyteller. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads.