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I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail Hardcover – May 15 2012

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Illustrator Ramsingh Urveti belongs to the Gond tribe of artists from Madhya Pradesh in central India. A winner of national and international awards, Ramsingh's art is intense and poetic. He contributed to Tara's highly acclaimed The Night Life of Trees," and this is his first book as a solo artist.

Jonathan Yamakami is a young graphic designer hailing from São Paulo, Brazil. He is particularly interested in exploring new ways of presenting and conceiving of the book, and has worked with Tara on a number of seminal projects.


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Incredibly Beautiful May 25 2012
By blink - Published on
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Saw a few pictures of this posted somewhere and bought it from amazon later. It's very clever how the story changes from page to page. It's a bit like one of those images that keeps magnifying and magnifying, showing you more and more as you look at it. The illustrations are beautiful and understated. Well worth the price I paid for it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Fiery Peacocks and Little Girls Sept. 26 2013
By S. Gemmill - Published on
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I bought this book in June for my oldest granddaughter's 6th birthday and it was an instant hit. Her 4 year-old sister was fascinated with it as well. The 6 year-old was intrigued by the various ways it could be read and, being quite artistic, values the detail of the illustrations. I'm told both girls continue to ask for it every evening before bed. The book is a beautiful read: the layout is unique and gorgeous to look at, and the poem/tale holds the girls' interest which leads to the most imaginative conversations! Kudos to the 17th century author and to both the 21st century illustrator and book designer.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
One of a kind Aug. 2 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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I was not previously familiar with the artist or the poem. I am happy to be now.

On its own, the trick-poem is amusing but wouldn't have caught (or held) my attention otherwise. When paired with Urveti's artwork, the poem almost literally transforms into something more elegant.

I read many excited previews followed by rave reviews of this product before purchasing it. I can safely say it lived up to my expectations.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Stunning Oct. 18 2012
By Angela Alvarez Velez - Published on
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This is a book to be enjoyed rather than read. Beautiful artwork, intricate designes and clever layout give the text a whole new dimension.
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Fabulous Dec 7 2013
By Anie Williams - Published on
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Tara books are making such marvellous books!
The feel of the hand crafting, the unique imaginations, the sheer pleasure
of reading, looking at, touching..
Ram Singh Urveti was also one of the artists in their 'The Night Life of Trees',
which is truly stunning.