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In the Heart of the Village: The World of the Indian Banyan Treeby Barbara Bash
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In a brilliant combination of lyrical prose and glowing watercolors, acclaimed author/artist Barbara Bash captures the soul of the ancient and sacred banyan, painting a vivid picture of its importance to the people and other life forms that flourish beneath and within its welcoming branches. Both beautiful and enlightening, this book provides a unique glimpse of the interconnectedness of life in a rural culture.
"A fascinating look at the social, spiritual, and ecological significance of the banyan tree in the life of an Indian village. . . . A harmonius story, written out in calligraphy and warmly, colorfully illustrated."
--Kirkus Reviews, pointer reviews
"At once a work of inspired botanical lore and a portrait of the ageless rhythms of the subcontinent."
--Smithsonian, Notable Book for Children
"The exotic banyan tree teems with life through the day and night, and captivated readers are drawn into the wonderland."
--American Bookseller, Pick of the Lists
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