Elephant Dance by Theresa Heine

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Ravi and Anjali are fascinated by their grandfather s stories of India, where the sun is like a ferocious tiger, the wind is like a wild horse, and monsoon rains cascade from the sky like waterfalls. Ravi particularly loves to hear about the festival of Divaali, where parading elephants take pride of place in their grandfather s memories, and he dreams of having an elephant dance to the tune he composes on his flute.
In addition to an evocative, beautifully written story, Elephant Dance also contains endnotes on the cultural heritage of India, making it a perfect introduction to Indian life and traditions.
 

About Theresa Heine

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Moxley has exhibited her beautiful artwork in London, Bristol, and Cambridge. She studied art at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and graphic design at St. Martin's School of Art.
 
Published October 1, 2004 by Barefoot Books. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When young Ravi and Anjali ask their recently arrived grandfather what India is like, he answers in metaphor: the sun is a ferocious tiger, the wind can stamp and snort like a wild horse, monsoon rains are as silver as bangles, the ensuing rainbow “is seven silk saris hung across the sky to dry.”...

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