Stories of Krishna: 5 in 1 (Amar Chitra Katha) is one of the leading comic book series' of India by Anant Pai. He was a pioneer in Indian comics as well as an educationalist. Popularly known as Uncle Pai, he is famous as the creator of several comic book series'. The Adventures of Suppandi, Stories of Birbal and Gods and Goddesses are some of the well-known Anant Pai books. He created a large number of comic strip characters like Kapish, Ramu and Shamu, Little Raji and Rekha. Pai received a number of awards throughout his life. On 19 February, 2011, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the First Indian Comic Convention, New Delhi, by Pran, who created the character of Chacha Chaudhury. In 2002, he received the Priyadarshni Academy Award and in 2003, he was awarded with the Vishwa Saraswat Sammaan. Stories of Krishna is a book of Amar Chitra Katha series, and it includes 5 stories about Lord Krishna's life. Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. published the first edition of this book on 1st January, 1997.
Stories of Krishna introduces children to one very important aspect of Indian culture. The 5 stories are titled Krishna, The Syamantaka, Krishna and Rukmini, Krishna and Narakasura, and Gem Krishna and Jarasandha. Pai portrays the different shades of Krishna's character through these stories, and shows how Krishna defeated all the evils that came in his way. The beautiful illustrations, done by Ram Waeerkar, make the stories convincing. The image of the cover shows Krishna stealing butter and is drawn by Yusuf Bangalorewala. If you like to buy books online, you can find this series in several online bookstores, listed at Junglee.
Stories of Krishna introduces Indian children to their own heritage, culture and mythology in the format of comics, which they all enjoy reading. The colourful illustrations and fonts make the book a fun read for 9 to 14 year old children. It is a 160 page book, written in English. 8189999184 is the ISBN 10 for this book, while the ISBN 13 is 9788189999186.