Brahma Dreaming reveals the Hindu gods and goddesses as you have never seen them before!
Master storyteller John Jackson’s intriguing versions of the tales of the Hindus’ great gods are graced by brilliantly re-imagined illustrations of the deities by the acclaimed artist, Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, each a masterpiece of detail and drama, reminiscent of Dulac and Rackham, and the glorious ‘Golden Age’.
These are the tales of the Trimurti – the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – and Brahma Dreaming is divided into three sections representing their continuous forces of creation, preservation and destruction.
The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit.
John Jackson's collaborator, artist Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, has been inspired to create what she describes as the best work of her career in Brahma Dreaming with over fifty exquisite fonts and illustrations hand-drawn in black ink.
Brahma Dreaming has been developed in a new flexible format designed to provide the reader with a more ‘traditional’ reading experience. This enhanced version employs an innovative structure designed to replicate the flexibility of a traditional hardback book in a digital format. Just as they would do with a favourite 'traditional' book, readers can return again and again to these magical tales, dipping in and out at their leisure without the need to swipe one by one through endless pages.
An illustrated novel for sophisticated readers of all ages.
Praise for John Jackson and Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini
‘Jackson’s narration is top-notch. His soothing voice will entrance readers of all ages. Terrazzini’s illustrations capture the timeless nature of the stories.’
‘(Those) who enjoy folktales will appreciate this well-narrated and exquisitely illustrated collection.'
School Library Journal
'...returns to the traditions of fairy tales and fables in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm, rather than Disney.'
‘The stories are told with such charm and attention to detail that they shimmer in front of you like the visions your grandparents wove for you once upon a time.’