A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom by Chitra Soundar (group set, 7 books)

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Four stories about young Prince Veera, who, along with his friend Suku, helps his father, the king, solve some of the problems he is having with his subjects. Trickster tales with lots of humour and colour, based on traditional Indian folktales.

  • Free discussion notes on this website
  • Short stories from India
  • Humour
  • Black and white line illustration
  • 96 pages
  • Challenging text for year 3 or more accessible text for year 4. Select the stories that will appeal most to your pupils.


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A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom discussion guide

Discussion Points

Before Reading

Cover the title of the book. Ask the children what they think the title might be and why. Reveal the title.

Follow-up prompts might include:

  • What kind of book do you think this is and why?
  • What do you already know about the India?
  • Can you find India on a map?

Now ask the children to look at the front cover. Encourage them to write down everything they see. Are there any clues about what might happen in the stories? 

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