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Annotation: Discusses the history and traditions, as well as the symbols and current celebration of this Hindu holiday.
Genre: Religion
Catalog Number: #77763
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Children's Press
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2007
Pages: 31 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-531-11835-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-28991-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-531-11835-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-28991-8
Dewey: 294.5
LCCN: 2006005298
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
This title in the spotty Rookie Read-about Holidays series offers a very basic introduction to the festival of light that marks the Hindu new year. Extremely simple text, with bold print on white backgrounds, explains that while Diwali is celebrated all over the world, it is India's biggest holiday. A few spreads show some of the lights, dancing, and food items typically associated with the holiday, and there is a mention of Rama, the ancient prince honored during the five-day festival. The spare text will leave children with only a vague sense of what the holiday is about, but the mostly sharp color photos offer interesting glimpses of the celebration, and there are very few titles available on the subject. This can serve until something better comes along.
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ALA Booklist (12/1/01)
Word Count: 453
Reading Level: 2.8
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.8 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 109439 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:1.9 / points:1.0 / quiz:Q32335
Lexile: 550L

An introduction to the traditions, festivities, and history of Kwanzaa for the youngest readers.

This fact-filled Rookie Read-About Holiday book introduces the youngest readers (Ages 3-6) to Diwali. Colorful photos and very simple nonfiction text encourage children to read on their own as they take an in-depth look at the reason behind Diwali, and how people of the Hindu and Sikh religions traditionally celebrate it.

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