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Newbery Honor author Suzanne Fisher Staples turns to India for her newest novel, published to starred reviews, about a young girl whose destiny calls her to dance.

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Newbery Honor author Suzanne Fisher Staples writes with power and assurance in this story of a girl dancer who sacrifices her friends and family for her art.

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Newbery Honor author Suzanne Fisher Staples turns to India for her newest novel, published to starred reviews, about a young girl whose destiny calls her to dance.

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ThirdCultureGirl, January 11, 2012 (view all comments by ThirdCultureGirl)
This is a fantastic book for readers either interested in India or dance. I first read this when I was about 12 years old because I heard it was a good dance related book. I fell in love with it because of the beautiful way that the passion for dance and the spiritual side of dancing is portrayed. This book is best read by children 10-15 although now in my 20s I still enjoy this book very much.
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Susan Wiget, March 21, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Wiget)
This young adult fantasy novel is a richly descriptive and beautiful adventure in a fictional south Indian state, where a girl named Parvati is born in a poor family and strange, devastating weather strikes the community. Villagers shun her, treating her like a freak and believing that the village’s problems are all her fault. She does indeed have magic powers, which she tries to suppress. She has a magical talent for dancing, a talent that goes unappreciated until a dancing guru arrives and asks her to join his school.

As someone who has visited India, I found the book draws a vivid and realistic picture of the country. The characters come alive, and Parvati is a particularly sympathetic character and a strong heroine who must follow her heart.
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bugbug1147, September 12, 2006 (view all comments by bugbug1147)
I really liked this book. It was interesting, easy to read, and is very ideal to read with children.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064409797
Author:
Staples, Suzanne Fisher
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Location:
New York
Subject:
India
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Performing Arts - Dance
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Harper Trophy ed.
Series Volume:
no. 99-31
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.56x5.24x.67 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Newbery Honor author Suzanne Fisher Staples writes with power and assurance in this story of a girl dancer who sacrifices her friends and family for her art.

"Synopsis" by , Newbery Honor author Suzanne Fisher Staples turns to India for her newest novel, published to starred reviews, about a young girl whose destiny calls her to dance.
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