By The Children's Hour

Based on one of the Lewin’s trip to Mysore, India, readers are introduced to a centuries old festival always led by a Royal Elephant…. Huge, impressive, and gentle, the Lewins trace [Balarama’s] preparation from forest camps to the palace of the maharaja, and finally preparation for the parade, Ted Lewin’s realistic watercolors and Betsy’s lively cartoons will have readers eagerly awaiting more enjoyable and educational adventures around the world. —The Children’s Hour