by Uma Krishnaswami

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ISBN-13: 9780613596336
Publisher: San Val
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

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Holi 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jackiediorio on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Holi is a non-fiction picture book that tells the story of the Hindu holiday Holi. Holi celebrates the banishment of the princess Holika, which marks the triumph of good over evil, and also the coming of spring. The book explains this backstory, and then describes the traditions surrounding Holi.On Holi, everyone goes around in new white outfits, and throws handfuls of colored powder called gulal at people. It's even acceptable to throw them at complete strangers. The day is also celebrated with visits to the temple, and eating pichkari, or sweets. The book explains each of these things in an easy to follow way, and includes pictures of people doing each of the things shown in the photos. Then, at the back of the book there is a word bank with explanatory pictures of all of the strange words in the book. Overall, this tome is a good multicultural text that would have a place in many elementary libraries, especially ones with a large Hindu population.