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Binny's Diwali - by Thrity Umrigar (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Religious

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Age Range: 4-8 Years

Book theme: Hindu

Author: Thrity Umrigar

Language: English

Street Date: September 1, 2020
TCIN: 79678058
UPC: 9781338364484
Item Number (DPCI): 247-40-7905
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description



About the Book



Binny's class is learning about different holiday traditions, and today it is time for Binny to share the story of her favorite holiday, Diwali, the Festival of Lights--and she even has some special treats to give her classmates. Includes information on the five days of Diwali, what it commemorates, and its special traditions.



Book Synopsis



Binny woke up happy but nervous. It was her day to share about Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday. But she struggles to find the words.Taking a deep breath, she tells her classmates about the fireworks that burst like stars in the night sky, leaving streaks of gold and red and green. She shares with them delicious pedas and jalebis. And she shows them clay lamps, called diyas, which look so pretty all the children ooh and aah.Featuring a heartwarming story by Thrity Umrigar, enchanting illustrations by Nidhi Chanani, and detailed information about the Hindu festival of lights, Binny's Diwali is a holiday treat.



Review Quotes




A fresh, contemporary telling of an ancient tradition in a modern context... This colorful, cheerful book will easily find its home among similar books about school, celebrations, and sharing traditions. -- Booklist

Praise for When I Carried You in My Belly by Thrity Umrigar:

Umrigar's story celebrates a mother's love, her daughter's individuality, and the contributions of extended family. -- Publishers Weekly

Will strike a chord with both new mothers and children, who love to hear about their beginnings. The ending spreads tug heartstrings. -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani:

Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art. -- The New York Times

* This dazzling blend of realistic fiction and fantasy is perfect for fans of characters who have to overcome obstacles on their way to growing up. -- School Library Journal, starred review




About the Author



Thrity Umrigar loves cats and puppies and kids and sparklers and starry nights and ice cream and summer vacations and festivals. When she is not eating ice cream and playing with cats and dogs, she daydreams and writes award-winning books for adults and kids, including the picture books When I Carried You in My Belly and Sugar in Milk. Thrity lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and treasures the letters she receives from young readers. You can find her at umrigar.com.
Nidhi Chanani likes to dream kind and creative dreams. She's the author of the graphic novel Pashmina and the bilingual board book Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, as well as the illustrator of the picture book I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, child, and cat. Find more of her work at everydayloveart.com.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 10.1 inches width x 10.3 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds
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