Mina's Spring of Colors

Mina's Spring of Colors

by Rachna Gilmore
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Mina's Spring of Colors by Rachna Gilmore

Mina, 11, enjoys playing computer games and watching TV, and has decidedly mixed feelings about her Indian heritage. She loves her Nanaji (grandfather), but is sometimes embarrassed by his old-fashioned ideas and customs.

When she overhears the most popular girl at school refer to Nanaji as "a stupid old geek who can't even talk right," Mina is hurt and incensed. She vows to get revenge during her family's annual party celebrating Holi, the Indian festival of color.

Instead of squirting Ashley with the traditional harmless colored powders that are the hallmark of the celebration, Mina plans to barrage her foe with a concoction that will leave a more permanent impression. In the end, the scheme backfires, and Nanaji helps his granddaughter to see that her stunt is less about revenge than about coming to terms with her own ambivalent feelings toward him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550415346
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Rachna Gilmore is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.

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Mina's Spring of Colors 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Mina's Spring of Colors, a story about a girl with a Hindi heritidge, is well-written. This realistic story talks about revenge, letting go of grudges, and family ties. Rachna Gilmore creates an excellent story that is sure to be a favorite.