Arjuna

The Gentle Warrior
By (author) Vatsala Sperling
Illustrated by Nona Weltevrede
Illustrated by Pieter Weltevrede

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Arjuna
The Gentle Warrior
By (author) Vatsala Sperling
Illustrated by Nona Weltevrede
Illustrated by Pieter Weltevrede

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Pages : 32

Book Size : 8.5 x 11

ISBN-13 : 9781591432036

Imprint : Bear Cub Books

On Sale Date : November 14, 2017

Format : Hardcover Book

Illustrations : Full-color throughout

We are all born for a purpose, though sometimes it is not clear to us what it is. In this colorful tale of good versus evil, Prince Arjuna, a compassionate warrior, must choose between abstaining from battle or fulfilling his destiny to end the war. Adapted for Western children from the Mahabharata.
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About Arjuna

A children’s story featuring Arjuna, a compassionate warrior who must choose between abstaining from battle or fulfilling his destiny to end the war

• Based on the Mahabharata, the famous Indian epic, adapted for Western children

• Illustrated throughout with glowing full-color paintings in traditional Indian style

We are all born for a purpose, though sometimes it is not clear to us what it is. In this tale of good versus evil, cousin versus cousin, Prince Arjuna knew that his purpose, his dharma, was to fight in the battle against the greedy and cruel king Duryodhana. Yet his own relatives and friends were on the opposing side. With a lot of soul searching and divine advice from the god Krishna, Arjuna bravely chooses to fulfill his destiny as a warrior with compassion and kindness, restoring peace, justice, and prosperity to his kingdom.

This adaptation for children of the classic epic the Mahabharata is beautifully illustrated with paintings created in a centuries-old method traditional to India. Richly detailed, the paintings bring to life the colorful cast of characters as well as Arjuna’s inner conflict and the trials he faces on the path of loyalty, justice, and peace.
Author Bio
Vatsala Sperling, Ph.D., a native of India, learned these stories at her mother’s feet and enjoys introducing them to children of the Western world. She is the author of several books in this series, including most recently The Magical Adventures of Krishna. Nona Weltevrede got in touch with Indian culture at a young age by watching his father and his mentor, Harish Johari, paint. A graduate of the Dutch Academy of Art and Design, St. Joost, he lives in Buren, Holland. Pieter Weltevrede began his artistic studies with Harish Johari in 1977 and also studied with Shri Chandra Bal. He has illustrated several books in this series, including Ganga and Ram the Demon Slayer.
Book Praise

Book Praise

“Vatsala Sperling has treated such a complex theme with eloquence and skill. The refined illustrations add even more life to the drama and captivate our imagination. Vatsala’s storytelling is authentic--this book is a must-read for parents and children alike!” Shubhraji, founder of the Namah Vedanta Center
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Children / Folklore & Religion

“Vatsala Sperling has treated such a complex theme with eloquence and skill. The refined illustrations add even more life to the drama and captivate our imagination. Vatsala’s storytelling is authentic--this book is a must-read for parents and children alike!”
--Shubhraji, founder of the Namah Vedanta Center

We are all born for a purpose, though sometimes it is not clear to us what it is. In this tale of good versus evil, cousin versus cousin, Prince Arjuna knew that his purpose, his dharma, was to fight in the battle against his greedy and cruel cousin, Prince Duryodhana. Yet his own relatives and friends were on the opposing side. With a lot of soul searching and divine advice from the god Krishna, Arjuna bravely chooses to fulfill his destiny as a warrior with compassion and kindness, restoring peace, justice, and prosperity to his kingdom.

This adaptation for children of the classic epic the Mahabharata is beautifully illustrated with paintings created in a centuries-old method traditional to India. Richly detailed, the paintings bring to life the colorful cast of characters as well as Arjuna’s inner conflict and the trials he faces on the path of loyalty, justice, and peace.

VATSALA SPERLING, Ph.D., a native of India, learned these stories at her mother’s feet and enjoys introducing them to children of the Western world. She is the author of several books in this series, including most recently The Magical Adventures of Krishna.

NONA WELTEVREDE got in touch with Indian culture at a young age by watching his father and his father’s mentor, Harish Johari, paint. A graduate of the Dutch Academy of Art and Design, St. Joost, he lives in Buren, Holland.

PIETER WELTEVREDE began his artistic studies with Harish Johari in 1977 and also studied with Shri Chandra Bal. He has illustrated several books in this series, including Ganga and Ram the Demon Slayer.

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