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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I enjoyed “Beastly Tales”. I especially enjoyed The Hare And The Tortoise, which the author writes with much chutzpah and there’s a nice little twist in the end. Yes, you guessed it right. The elephant’s voice pins us and forces us to feel ashamed.

This is a beautiful collection of fables, they are stories which are versified.

Posted by Sandhya Iyer at The last story was superb. Trivia About Beastly Tales fro Not unlike Shel Silverstein. But a very heavy recommendation by a friend, who insisted that there was possibly no better writer of verse in India than Seth prompted me to check it out.

The reader will put the book down drowned in thoughts.

Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth

An attractively packaged gift book offers ten charming, elegant fables in verse from India, China, Greece, Ukraine, and the fantastic Land of Gup. Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and this is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out.


We read this over a period of a few months, dipping into it every now and then, so perhaps if we’d have read it a bit more regularly it wouldn’t have felt as vikarm trick ponyish.

The fact that Vikram Seth learnt Chinese poetry during his stay in the country might have had some bearing here.

The poetry is light and humourous and initially the novelty of the book’s form is engaging and delightful. His Beastly Tales from Here and There is children’s book consisting of ten stories in verse about animals.

Seth is brilliant when it comes to verse. Jan 21, Ralph Hutchison added it. Review A Lot of Pages: A bunch of fairly short, but quite amusing poems. So short that it can easily be read in one quick session and so enjoyable Adapting tales from China, Greece, the Ukraine and his homeland rales India, and presenting them in rhyming verse, Vikram Seth has created a small masterpiece of fables for our time.

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I think it deserves another star, but that might be going a touch too far. Open Preview See a Problem? And yes, there’s great repeat value. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

So great repeat value. In world of beasts and that of men, There have been a few occasions when Such good books have been created Which can takes read and appreciated By both the old and the young And which leave tzles musical note on one’s tongue Whose rhythmic pattern tends to stay With the Reader day after day Yes, such a beasstly is seldom read That makes one travel through one’s head To shores of Greece, lands of Ukraine And feel the Chinese wind and Indian rain And then again, very rarely Does one stumble upon such poetry That gives the animals a voice And leaves the Reader with no choice But to admire the versatility Of the person who so eeth Turns Aesop’s fables into rhymes And revives the good old times Of Grandma’s winter Fairy-tales Stories of doves and parrots, ducks and quails Indeed much like a box of sweets Anyone can enjoy the rhythmic beats Of these poems where Mr Seth Turned tales into poems much like ‘The Golden Gate’.


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A Novel in Verse weth his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California. And like every other children themed tale, this is full of morals to pick up. Personally, I didn’t like the film much and suspect the book is far superior. Jan 15, Marianne rated it it was amazing.

They took me down memory lane. Oct 28, Briankiwi rated it really liked it. Vikram Seth rewrote a number of folk tales from India, China, Greece and the Ukraine in rhyming couplets and ended off with two fables in the same style of his own creation. Yales 29, Suzy rated it really liked it.

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