Beautiful, dynamic photographs and brief, lively text introduce readers to the joyous holiday of Diwali, evoking the celebrations of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world.
In Deborah Heiligman's inviting global odyssey of the Hindu holiday we learn that Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and of light over darkness. Although celebrated differently in different places, Diwali is universally viewed as a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets, and gifts.
"Celebrate Diwali" brings to life the holiday's traditions, food, and celebration rituals. The informative back matter includes Diwali recipes, a glossary, a Diwali card game, a map, and a resource list of books and Web sites. Also included is a note to parents and teachers from the book's consultant, Dr. Vasudha Narayanan.
About the Author :
Deborah Heiligman has contributed to Celebrate Diwali: With Sweets, Lights, and Fireworks as an author. Deborah Heiligman worked as a writer and editor at Scholastic Magazine before becoming a full-time writer. She is also the author of On the Move, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Ms. Heiligman lives in Doylestown, PA.
Bari Weissman received her Masters of Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Boston, MA.
|Title:||Celebrate Diwali: With Sweets, Lights, and Fireworks||Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|No. of Pages:||32|
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