Tales of Krishna is a great series comprising of three books that beautifully portray the mythological stories of Lord Krishna to children between the age of 9-14 years. The three books included in the series are Krishna, Krishna and Rukmini and The Syamantaka Gem. In the first book, Krishna readers learn about the birth of Krishna, how he was imprisoned by Kamsa, who wished to rule Mathura. The book describes how a cowherd boy was prophesied to end Kamsa's reign of terror and this boy would be none other than Krishna, the eighth son of Devaki, who was the sister of Kamsa.
In the Syamantaka Gem readers learn that Lord Krishna has to prove his innocence when a precious amulet by the name of Syamantaka gem is stolen, and Krishna is accused of the theft. Krishna and Rukmini, the third book in the series beautifully explains the love between Krishna and Rukmini and how Krishna and Balram defeat Shishupala and carry away Rukmini.
The colourful illustrations and simple, clear text in the book is designed to ensure that young children enjoy each of the stories. The illustrations bring the story to life, making reading extremely interesting and at the same time entertaining. The book has been written by Anant Pai and the other books written by the author include Tales of Hanuman and Vivekananda. You can shop online for the paperback edition of the book published by Amar Chitra Katha with ISBN-10: 8184820666 and ISBN-13: 978-8184820669.