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Resources for Educators



Learn more about this traditional Indian textile art at:


Kanchil Folktales:  For a free bibliography of Kanchil stories, click this PDF >


Lesson Plans

For free lesson plans on performing and producing a Kanchil tale using puppetry, click the following 2 links:

Asia Education Link 1                  Asia Education Link 2



Theatrical script of Mangoes and Bananas:  For a "Readers' Theatre" script of the book, click this PDF >


Tara Books
Based in Chennai, India, they are the publishers of all three of my books, as well as many other wonderful Indian art and children’s books. Please visit their website at: 


Wayang Kanchil Puppetry
To learn about this form of Indonesian puppetry, and to see patterns of wayang kanchil puppets, go to: 


Illustrator: Jagdish Chitara

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