Alone in the Forest

Musa ventures out alone for the first time to collect firewood, where a loud noise and the dark forest frighten him. A squirrel and a cow calm the panicky boy who returns home safely without any wood — but with a good story to tell. Highly stylized folk art effectively conveys Musa's emotions in a fast-paced story and introducing a tradition of central India.

Age Level: 

3-6

Reading Level: 

Beginning Reader
"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943