The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal

An Indian Folktale

Folktales from Around the World
  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

A tiger caught in a trap tricks a kind Brahman to release him. But when the tiger then threatens to eat the Brahman, a sneaky jackal saves the day by tricking the gullible tiger.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Category Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JUV012020, JUV012030, JUV012040
Dewey 398.2
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 8.25
Lexile 560
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 152914
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Detailed maps, Reviewed, and Starred
  • Folktales
  • About the Illustrator
Author: M. J. York

M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.

Illustrator: Jill Dubin

When Jill Dubin was growing up, she and her sister spent hours making paper-doll collections. Jill continued her interest in whimsical art and received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous children's books. Jill combines colors, patterns and textures to create her cut-paper collages.


A noteworthy review of Folktales from Around the World from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2012

‘The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal: An Indian Folktale’ is a crafty teaching tale from India. Wise children will listen and watch and learn its teachings well. Once a tiger was locked in a bamboo cage. When he saw a Brahman, or holy man, walking by, he appealed to his… View →