Amar Chitra Katha Folktales in new avatar for Young Children

Not just children in the 8-14 age group, but younger kids will too now find their friend in Amar Chitra Katha comics with the new collaboration of publishing house HarperCollins India and Amar Chitra Katha –“a first-time adaptation of popular ACK comics into a narrative format for young children".

With this exciting collaboration, both the entities will bring the beautiful folktales of India from the iconic comic books into an exciting new format for younger readers. In conversation with IANS Preeti Vyas, President and CEO of Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd, said, “Since our comic books are typically read by children in the 8-14 age group, we believe that these early chapter books will help us take these engaging stories to a younger age group, and open up our treasure trove of stories to a new audience."

Reportedly, this series, put together meticulously by the writers at Amar Chitra Katha, will see some of the greatest folktales in the Amar Chitra Katha catalogue. Each book in the series is adapted from the original Amar Chitra Katha comics and aims to bring the reader closer to the thoughts and traditions that make up our country's identity, said a joint statement.

Tina Narang, Publisher, HarperCollins Children's Books, remarked, "Amar Chitra Katha has such a strong history of publishing for children, generations have grown up reading ACK comics. So, we are delighted to present a first-time adaptation of these popular comics into a narrative format for young children. We are launching this new initiative with the Amar Chitra Katha Folktales Collection."

Courtesy: IANS