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Orca Origins
Diwali
Festival of Lights
By (author): Rina Singh
9781459810075 Hardcover, Paper over boards, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious Sep 27, 2016
$24.95 CAD
Active 7.5 x 9 x 0.5 in 96 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C013314 Orca Book Publishers
 
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year 2017, Commended Red Cedar Book Award nominee 2018, Short-listed
Light up your world with the magic of Diwali.

During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the legends and stories that describe the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells the Diwali stories, which remind us that eventually light will prevail over darkness.

Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes, including two by acclaimed chef, Vikram Vij, Diwali: Festival of Lights brings to life the holiday’s traditions, food and rituals and takes you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world!

Diwali is the second book in the Orca Origins series, which examines how ancient traditions are kept alive in the modern world.

Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indo-Canadian heritage. Diwali: A Festival of Lights was nominated for the Red Cedar Award, and A Forest of Stories has been translated into many languages. For more information, visit www.rinasingh.com.




"This sophisticated volume incorporates information about the major Indian religions; Hindu, Sikh, and Jain Diwali traditions; and Indian immigration to the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean...An exceptionally valuable resource." - Kirkus Reviews

"A standout volume...an excellent introduction to Diwali and Indian culture, highly recommended for all geography collections." - School Library Journal

"Provides a remarkably comprehensive look at the origins of the Hindu festival of lights...The intimate tone and vibrant photographs make this book an enjoyable and informative read from start to finish. Young readers will love the photographs, and older ones will appreciate the joy and concept of a celebration of light." - Booklist

"A great pick...The book is at once fascinating to read and to look at...Diwali is well-researched and informative." - Canadian Children's Book News

"Written in a very readable text accompanied by colourful historical and contemporary captioned photographs...This book would be a great compliment to a study of religious customs and multiculturalism...I would highly recommend it for inclusion in school and public libraries." - Resource Links

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