Rupa Raises the Sun by DK Publishing

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The charm of a folktale, the fun of a joke, and the delight of a radiant dawn.

For twenty-one thousand nine hundred and fifty-four mornings, old Rupa has roused herself from bed to tromp around her cookfire in the dark and bring on the dawn. So when she develops a blister and asks the elders for some time off, they are naturally flummoxed. Who else in the village but Rupa can get the rooster crowing, the goats giving milk? Tryouts are held, but neither the blacksmith, nor the farmer, nor the baker can make a dent in the darkness. No, only Rupa, is seems, has the knack. But there is still her blister to contend with... So where on earth does she find a helper? Perhaps nowhere on earth. Both sly and silly, Rupa will be recognizable to any child who understands the power game.

 

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Dr. Mike Goldsmith has a Ph.D. in astrophysics and studies the philosophy of time and space. He is the head of acoustics at the United Kingdom's National Physical Laboratory. An author of more than twenty nonfiction books for children, he was nominated for the Aventis Prize for Science, Junior Section. Steve Parker works at Britain's Natural History Museum, is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society and is author of "The Encyclopedia of Sharks, Scott has been an astronomer for more than 20 years. She has served as Curator of Astronomy and Head of observatory for the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England. John Woodward is a senior policy analyst at RAND where he works on national security, intelligence, and technology policy issues. He is particularly interested in biometrics and surveillance technologies. He has testified about these technologies before Congress and the congressionally created Commission on Online Child Protection. Prior to joining RAND full-time in 2000, Mr. Woodward served as an Operations Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency for twelve years. His overseas assignments included tours in East Asia and East Africa. Mr. Woodward received his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He was a Thouron Scholar at the London School of Economics, University of London, where he received his M.S. in Economics. He received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Roderick R. McKelvie, a U.S. District Court Judge in Wilmington, Delaware.
 
Published September 15, 1998 by DK CHILDREN. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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No sun, no milk."" The elders' superstitious suggestion that Rupa walk around her cookfire backward to keep the sun from setting will have readers chuckling, as will Litzinger's drawing of the many stages of Rupa's dutiful orbit around the flames.

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