Sacred River: The Ganges of India

Sacred River: The Ganges of India

by Ted Lewin

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Overview

In simple, evocative text and spectacular watercolors, the author describes the traditions, beliefs, and colorful pageantry of the more than one million Hindu pilgrims who travel to Benares each year to renew themselves in the sacred waters of the Ganges River. "The text functions as captions to the expansive watercolors, which capture every nuance of the changing light on water and stone as the sky lightens. . . . This beautiful book will be appreciated most by those who already have some background in India and Hinduism." -- Kirkus Reviews, pointer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547562742
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/19/1995
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 52 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his wife, Betsy Lewin, also a children's book writer and illustrator. He and his wife travel around the world to research the settings for their books. While working on SACRED RIVER, which he both wrote and illustrated, Ted joined thousands of Hindus on their pilgrimage to the banks of the Ganges River in Benares, India. Ted now lives and works in the brownstone he shares with his wife and their two cats in Brooklyn, New York. For more information visit www.tedlewin.com.

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