The Magic Mango – How exactly did people communicate before the internet, by phone of course, but what about before we had phones? The Magic Mango is a story about the first international communication channels – telegraph, including a little bit of culture involving the tale of the magic mango trick performed by Indian street performers. The story includes some facts about the telegraph and the magic mango trick.
Author: Amelia Bonea
Illustrator: Ioan Balcosi
Text and Image from The Magic Mango
One day, Tara and her little brother Arun found an old box in their grandmother’s attic. It was a beautiful wooden box, covered in thick dust and cobwebs, which opened with a tiny crack to reveal its mysteries before their curious eyes.
“It’s full of old photographs and letters!” exclaimed Arun, passing his fingers over the small pile of yellowed paper in front of him.
Tara bent over to pick up a photograph. “That looks like our dadi when she was very young. She must have been four, five years old.”
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This is another awesome creative commons picture book, from Pratham’s Storyweaver platform, rated level 4.
There are some facts at the end, ane story contains lots of good topics for further discussion, for example, history, communications, telegraph, and magic tricks.
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