Beastly Tales from Here and There has ratings and 44 reviews. Shriya said: DISCLAIMER: By the time she finished the book, the reviewer was so deeply. Jul 31, Beastly tales from here & there. Author: Vikram Seth. Pages: Price: Genre: Verse. Publication:Penguin India. Publishing Date: LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.

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The Goat and the Ram. Link to sety Book Review at ALOP Leo rates this book 4 stars and says that the stories told through the poetry are quite wonderful to read, and that they leave the reader with a smile.

Raised the book from 3 stars to 4 stars. From Here and There Limited preview – However, the effect and impact wanes a little through the 10 tales and since tals last is the longest it felt a little bit of a chore to finish. This was a good read.

Beastly Tales from Here and There

My young children enjoyed it as much as I did. He lives in England and India. His simple vocabulary and the interesting dialogues makes this a jolly r Once or Twice upon a time In the land of RunnyRhyme Lived a hare both hot and ready And a tortoise slow and steady. A bunch of fairly short, but quite amusing poems. If The Crocodile And The Monkey talks about the ugliness of greed, The Frog And The Nightingale a personal favourite from the book is a particularly moving story about a nightingale, who loses her voice and her audience, by heeding to the selfish frog’s advice.


The reader will put the book down drowned in thoughts. Each poem is in rhymed couplets and taken “from here and there”: A review I write in the books own rhyme.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It was so much fun to re-read these Tales – with all the rhyming words and the conversations between animals. Newer Post Older Post Home. But he does write verse so very well!!! I have millions of times heard about the monkey and the crocodile. Nov 27, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a cute collection of fables from several different countries – some I’ve heard, others not.

I can’t think of anything bad to say about this book, except, maybe that it’s too slim. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Review A Lot of Pages: I especially enjoyed The Hare And The Tortoisewhich the author writes with much chutzpah and there’s beasrly nice little twist in the end. In fact the book inspired me to write poetry for children, something I continued to do for the next few years. Keep this for one of those rainy days literally!


I read Vikram Seth’s ‘Beastly Tales’ long back, around the time it was first published. Inhe published Two Livesa family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses on the lives of his great-uncle Beaatly Behari Seth and German-Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school.

Open Preview See a Problem? Have re-read it severla times.

This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist. I always have it with me and it is always a hit. While two of the stories come from India, there are other fables taken from China, Ukraine and Greece. Unlike Aesop’s tales which nec Beastly Esth From Here and There is a collection of ten stories written in the form of poems.