A little boy in India longs to become a snake charmer.
Vishnu dreams of being a snake charmer like his father. He already knows how to handle cobras and he is learning to play the special flute. He longs to go to the city to charm snakes while the tourists watch. But his father thinks that education is more important, so Vishnu must stay home.
Life in the village is never dull, though. There are plenty of games and chores to keep everyone busy, and then there's school, which is taught outdoors. And every few weeks Vishnu's father-and the snakes-return home to visit.
A striking introduction to life in India as seen through the eyes of one little boy.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.26(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.43(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ann Whitehead Nagda is the author of several books about wildlife. Her love of wild animals grew during her visits to national parks and wildlife reserves in Asia and Africa, and today she is a docent at the Denver Zoo. Ms. Nadga lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and her cat.