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Diwali : A Cultural Adventure

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Diwali is the story of a brave hero, an evil villain, and an epic battle. Join Ram on his adventure to defeat darkness and despair. Journey through time in India to learn about why Diwali came to be and how we celebrate it today!
Hardcover, First Edition, 20 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Mascot Books
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Jan 30, 2016 Elizabeth added it
Recommended to Elizabeth by: browsing MLN for picture books about Diwali written by actual Indians
The rhyme scheme feels a little forced, but it actually works fairly well.

The bulk of the book is an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, which is interesting to read having recently read Sita's Ramayana (which was my introduction to that story). And knowing how the Ramayana ends (spoilers: the retelling here ends with the triumphal joyful return home) definitely casts a pall over the idea of Diwali as celebrating Rama's triumphant return (and all of the moral/ethical meaning the author impor
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Sep 11, 2013 Tariq Aftab rated it it was amazing
This book is meant for kids but had me hooked. Brilliantly written and illustrated, I felt the emotions of a small kid, reading it. Kudos to Sana and Rubina for the brilliant work their creativity has produced.
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