According to Wikipedia, "Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil."
This is clearly a fearsome creature but in the hands of writer Ary Nilandari and illustrator Dewi Tri, children can learn about the Barong in this amusing story.
Ary Nilandari is a published author of children's books, young adult as well as adult novels. She is also a trainer and conducts writing classes.
Dewi Tri K believes that knowledge and research with passion make great illustrations. Her illustrations for Pertunjukan Besar Barongan Kecil was shortlisted for the Nami Concours 2015 and she won the Scholastic Asian Picture Book Award, 2015 for her book, Pandu, the Ogoh-Ogoh Maker.
This book is published by Litara Foundation
Softcover, 28 pages, 24 x 21.5cm
This is the third book in our Around the World in Picture Books with Indonesia as the focus country for the month of January. One lucky winner will own this book in a lucky draw. Anyone who buys a book from www.oyezbookstore.com in the month of January will be eligible to join this lucky draw.