From Pixar to Picture Books

By Jennie Rothenberg Gritz
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Baby Rama, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, plays with his half-brother, Lakshman.
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The sage Vishvamitra teaches Rama and Lakshman how to harness the weapons of the gods.
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Rama marries Sita, a beautiful princess who is an avatar in her own right.
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Rama's jealous stepmother banishes him to the jungle for 14 years.
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Lakshman, Sita, and Rama enjoy gifts from the forest yogis.
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The evil Ravana abducts Sita and carries her away to Lanka, the land of the demons.
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Rama and Lakshman enlist the help of a black bear and two friendly monkeys.
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The monkey Hanuman remembers that he's the son of the wind god and suddenly grows into a giant.
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Rama's army faces off against Ravana's demon hordes.
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Rama slays Ravana, wiping evil off the face of the earth.
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Sita emerges from the fire and reunites with her husband.
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Rama and Sita take their rightful places on the throne, reining over a new era of peace and prosperity.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2010/02/from-pixar-to-picture-books/36766/