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The Magic Mango – A story with a history lesson

The Magic MangoThe 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

The Magic MangoOne 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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The Magic MangoThis 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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Storyweaver, their digital platform is provided to weave a whole new chapter in the realm of multilingual children’s stories. Knitting together children, authors, illustrators and publishers. Folding in teachers, and translators. Creating a rich fabric of openly licensed multilingual stories for the children of India and the world. Their unique online platform, StoryWeaver, is a playground where children, parents, teachers and librarians can get creative, using the resources to make your own unique books online.

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