A Bucket of Blessings

by Kabir Sehgal

Other authorsMaya Angelou (Afterword), Jing Jing Tsong (Illustrator), Surishtha Sehgal (Author)
Hardcover, 2014

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Beach Lane Books (2014), 32 pages


"A picture book based on an Indian myth about a monkey who tries to save his village, and a dancing peacock that brings rain"--

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LibraryThing member APatricia
A book about Indian mythology. The peacock is the god of rain. People today still believe that when the peacock spreads its feathers and dances rain will fall.
LibraryThing member Sullywriter
A well-meaning effort but contrived and heavy-handed. The double spread page of the peacock dancing is lovely but not enough to compensate for the rest.
LibraryThing member mackenzie27
One day they monkey and all his friends realize that it has not rained in a long time, which is not good for the jungle. The monkey remembers a story his mom told him about peacocks and their ability to create rain. So monkey and all his friends set off to find the peacock and create rain. Along
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the way the Monkey learns more about himself and his potential I thought it was a great book with great illustrations. It also gives kids the knowledge of another Country and their stories.
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LibraryThing member Sgill17
This myth originating in India tells the tale of monkey in the forest who is in need of water. He approaches a peacock to ask for help and the peacock tells him to bring a pail of water. As the monkey is returning with water, he has a hole in his bucket. As he travels through the jungle, the water
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that spills brings back life to the plants. Upon returning to the peacock, the monkey has hardly any water left. However, due to the monkey's persistence and how the water helped the plants along the way, the peacock still helps the monkey. The peacock brings rain and restoration to the jungle.
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