Jakata tales nurture in readers young and old an appreciation for values shared
by all the world's great traditions. These stories were transmitted orally,
memorized and passed from generation to generation.
The tales communicate universal values such as kindness, forgiveness,
compassion, humility, courage, honesty and patience. Active engagement with the
stories creates a bridge to the children in your life and opens a dialogue
about what brings joy, stability and caring.
The Proud Peacock is a story about humility. From
among all the birds, the mallard princess chooses an elegant peacock. But in
spreading his feathers and dancing to show off his beauty, the peacock reveals
his prideful nature. When the mallard princess rejects him and chooses a more
suitable mate, the peacock's once lovely voice becomes the hoarse cry of dismay
uttered by all peacocks to this day.
Discussion topics and a
question section are included at the end of the book.
32 pages, paperback.