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Lighting a Lamp: A Diwali Story
     

Lighting a Lamp: A Diwali Story

by Jonny Zucker, Jan Barger (Illustrator)
 

Books in the Festival Time series describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture’s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about

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Books in the Festival Time series describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture’s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday’s meaning to kids. Diwali is the Hindu five-day festival of lights that welcomes in the lunar new year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, or Aasho, which occurs in October or November, depending on the lunar calendar. During the festival, parents tell stories that relate to the holiday, exchange gifts of sweets, light candles, and attend elaborate fireworks displays. The holiday is marked by an abundance of lights displayed in homes and businesses.

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Publishers Weekly
Two paperbacks by Jonny Zucker, illus. by Jan Barger, expand the Festival Time! series: Lighting a Lamp: A Diwali Story and Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story. The first details the traditions of the Hindu New Year, including the exchange and offering of sweets and lighting of diyas (small lamps). The second relates the ritual fasting during the month of Ramadan, followed by the joyful celebration and feast of Eid-ul-Fitr. An endnote with more detailed descriptions of each faith's tenets and traditions rounds out each title. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764126703
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Series:
Festival Time
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
550,850
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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