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Elephant Prince: The Story of Ganesh

Amy Novesky & Belgin K. Wedman

    There are several different stories of how Lord Ganesh got his elephant head. Novesky and Wedman chose a version that is more accessible to young children than the bloodier version adults understand. The classic Hindu “Brahma Vaivarta Purana” text provides the base story for Novesky’s retelling. Here Ganesh’s head is accidently turned to ash and the god Vishnu—with the aid of a wise old elephant who chooses to sacrifice himself—restores the child to his mother Parvati. Her mother’s love is evident throughout the story. Wedman’s artwork compliments the story and engages your child without being overly complicated. San Francisco Bay Area’s Amy Novesky is an independent children’s book editor and award-winning author. Novesky is the co-founder of the Ever After Studio that produces children’s books from concept to final file. She also is a co-founder and the creative director for Paper Hat Press, where she’s responsible for customizable picture books. Somehow Novesky also finds time to write creative non-fiction—picture books about Georgia O’Keefe’s travels in Hawaii and Frieda Kahlo in San Francisco—as well as children’s picture books illustrated by gorgeous artwork. Belgin K. Wedman was born in Istanbul, Turkey, educated in California, and has illustrated several books including “Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters.” Her jewel-tones superbly capture classic Indian artwork in her “Elephant Prince” book for children.—

    • Hardcover, 32 pages.
    • Children’s book, suitable for ages 4 – 8.
    • The Brahma Vaivarta Purana’s story of how Ganesh got his elephant head.
    • Wedman’s watercolor artwork is highlighted in gold leaf reminiscent of the 16th century Kanga School of Art.

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