Book Reviews of Shiva's Fire

Shiva's Fire
Shiva's Fire
Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples
ISBN-13: 9780064409797
ISBN-10: 0064409791
Publication Date: 11/1/2001
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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The magic of dance proves to be quite alluring.
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A wonderfully written book on a girl in India, who's life revolves around dance.
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Set in post-independence India, this book for older children is about a Shiva dancer. Parvati, daughter of peasant parents, has always been drawn to dance, and is picked by a guru to study with him in gurukulam, (an institution similar to a convent) and later to dance a religious dance before a Maharaja, and to become his teaching assistant. Of course she meets a handsome young man, and has to decide between love and religiously-oriented dance. A well-written book about a society few children have read about.