Daksha lives in a hamlet on the Himalayas. An orphan, she learns native medicine by assisting a vaidya. A chance encounter brings her to the notice of people who move her to town and admit her to a school.
Daksha is unhappy there and wants to return to her hamlet – until a resourceful doctor helps her adjust to her new life.
About the Short Chapter Book Series
The average word count of books in the series is 6000. The books attempt to:
•Inculcate the love of reading in all children.
•Help Beginner Readers become Advanced Readers.
•Encourage Reluctant Readers to start reading.
•Introduce children to different genres.
|File size:||638 KB|
|Age Range:||11 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Gita V.Reddy is a writer of fiction for children and adults. She enjoys thinking up tales of different genres. She has written mysteries, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, and even an animal tale for children. Ms Reddy was born in India, is a post graduate in Mathematics, worked in a bank for twenty-six years, is married to a physics professor, has a son doing research in neuro-electronics, and loves literature. Yes, her life is as mixed up as the multiple genres she writes. She enjoys painting and spending time with her family, and LOVES walking in the rain.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Daksha the Medicine Girl Story is about a girl who is an orphan and she is able to spend the winter in the Himalaya Mountains where she helps a doctor with medicines all winter long and watches what he does to help others. The next winter she stays and the old man goes to live with others closer to town. There are a handful of others there and they all huddle together in the houses to keep warm and prepare meals. A military group were thrown out of their jeep and she is the one that can help repair the injured man. Love how she watches anther animal to see the movements of the arm and how it should move. After the winter thaws they leave and go to the military town. She receives a note about visiting because they want her to go to school to learn how to be a doctor and they will pay for everything. Love the opportunity that is offered to her. Really enjoyed this story as I had just read a very long book about the area but they were missionaries who taught women in the tribes about health and taking care of their children. Especially loved hearing of what she used in the wilds that helped others with ailments. Received this review copy from the author via Goodreads and this is my honest opinion.
Thoughtful and well-written