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Time to Dance (Paperback) (Padma Venkatraman)

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Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancientbharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes danceso when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.
Padma Venkatraman?s inspiring story of a young girl?s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.

Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance?so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who?s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.
Number of Pages: 30712
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / Asia, Performing Arts / Dance, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: Teen
Author: Padma Venkatraman
Language: English
Street Date: May 12, 2015
TCIN: 16986257
UPC: 9780147514400
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-9791
$9.99

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