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Elementary: India! Holidays, Customs and Stories

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on October 22, 2018

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    The Hindu world

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    294.5
    BAH

    The Hindu world

    Bahree, Patricia.

    Examines the beliefs of the hindu religion, its rites, customs, taboos, shrines, and festivals.

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    It's Diwali!

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    294.5
    SEB

    It's Diwali!

    Sebra, Richard, 1984-

    Text and illustrations discusses why and how we celebrate Diwali.

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    The story of Divaali

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    294.5
    VER

    The story of Divaali

    Verma, Jatinder Nath, 1954-

    Retells the Hindu tale of a heroic prince and his bride who are separated by the demon prince Ravana until the Monkey Army of Hanuman, god of the wind, helps them. Includes facts about Divaali, the festival celebrating Reama and Seitea's return to their kingdom.

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    One grain of rice

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    398.2
    DEM

    One grain of rice : a mathematical folktale

    Demi.

    A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

    Due 12/09/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The ghost catcher

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    398.2
    HAM

    The ghost catcher : a Bengali folktale

    Hamilton, Martha.

    A retelling of a traditional Bengali tale in which a kind and generous Indian barber, pressed by his father then his wife to earn more money, cleverly persuades a ghost to bring him riches.

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    Indian children's favourite stories

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    398.2
    SOM

    Indian children's favourite stories

    Somaiah, Rosemarie, 1956-

    A collection of Indian folktales that offer children insight into the traditional culture and history of India.

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    Rama and the demon king

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    398.2
    SOU

    Rama and the demon king : an ancient tale from India

    Souhami, Jessica.

    Retells an Indian folktale in which Prince Rama uses a pack of fearless monkeys to rescue his wife, Sita, from the clutches of the evil king Ravana.

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    Gobble you up!

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    398.2
    WOL

    Gobble you up!

    Wolf, Gita.

    Retells an Indian folktale in which a wily but lazy jackal gobbles up every animal he comes across.

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    Elephant in the dark

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    398.21
    JAV

    Elephant in the dark

    Javaherbin, Mina.

    In this version of "The Blind Men and the Elephant" based on a poem by Rumi, Persian villagers try to figure out what strange animal in a dark barn has arrived from India.

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    Sita's Ramayana

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    741.5
    ARN

    Sita's Ramayana

    Arni, Samhita.

    A graphic novel adaptation of the ancient Indian legend in which Rama, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, forces his wife Sita to undergo an ordeal by fire to prove she is pure after she is abducted by Ravanna.

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    J
    900
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    2013

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    J
    900
    FAC
    2005

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    J
    900
    FAC
    2009

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    Nepal

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    954.96
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    Nepal

    Heinrichs, Ann.

    Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of the Asian mountain kingdom of Nepal.

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    Indonesia

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    959.8
    MCN

    Indonesia

    McNair, Sylvia.

    Introduces the geography, people, history, government, industries, and culture of Indonesia.

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    Small Acts of Amazing Courage

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    AUDIO
    WHE

    Small Acts of Amazing Courage

    Whelan, Gloria.

    In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.

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    Jyotirmayee Mohapatra

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    B
    MOHAPATRA

    Jyotirmayee Mohapatra : advocate for India's young women

    Woog, Adam, 1953-

    Describes the life and work of Jyotirmayee Mohapatra, a young Indian woman who fights for the rights of women and children in India.

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    Chloe in India

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    DAR

    Chloe in India

    Darnton, Kate.

    "Though they're divided by class, language, appearance--you name it--Chloe and Lakshmi have a lot in common. Both girls are new to Class Five at Premium Academy in New Delhi, India, and neither seems to fit in. But they soon discover how extraordinary an ordinary friendship can be and how celebrating our individuality can change the world"--Provided by publisher.

    Reserved

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    Same sun here

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    HOU

    Same sun here

    House, Silas, 1971-

    A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.

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    Chained

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    Chained

    Kelly, Lynne, 1969-

    To work off a family debt, ten-year-old Hastin leaves his desert village in India to work as a circus elephant keeper, but many challenges await him, including trying to keep Nandita, a sweet elephant, safe from the cruel circus owner.

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    Homeless bird

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    WHE

    Homeless bird

    Whelan, Gloria.

    When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it.

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    Small acts of amazing courage

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    WHE

    Small acts of amazing courage

    Whelan, Gloria.

    In 1919, independent-minded fifteen-year-old Rosalind lives in India with her English parents, and when they fear she has fallen in with some rebellious types who believe in Indian self-government, she is sent "home" to London, where she has never been before and where her older brother died, to stay with her two aunts.

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    Cinnamon

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    GAI

    Cinnamon

    Gaiman, Neil.

    Cinammon, a blind and mute princess with eyes of pearls, is taught how to speak by a tiger who convinces her to leave the palace and live in the jungle with him.

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    Picture Book - ElementaryPicture Book - Elementary

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    Ganesha's sweet tooth

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    PAT

    Ganesha's sweet tooth

    Patel, Sanjay.

    An original story based on Hindu mythology, this book tells the story about how Ganesha's love of sweets led to a broken tusk and the writing of the epic poem, the Mahåabhåarata. Includes author's note about the myth.

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    Pattan's pumpkin

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    SOU

    Pattan's pumpkin : a traditional flood story from Southern India

    Soundar, Chitra.

    "When Pattan finds a yellow-flower vine wilting in his valley, he replants and cares for it, watching as a pumpkin appears and grows taller than the goats, taller than the elephants, as tall as the very mountains. When a terrible storm rages across the valley, Pattan wonders if perhaps his pumpkin can save the seeds and grains and saplings, the goats and birds and bison, and protect them all as the storm clouds burst and the waters rise."--Provided by publisher.

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