Divali

Divali

Paperback We Love Festivals

By (author) Saviour Pirotta, Edited by Camilla Lloyd

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  • Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 24 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 225mm x 4mm | 106g
  • Publication date: 13 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0750259698
  • ISBN 13: 9780750259699
  • Illustrations note: 19
  • Sales rank: 540,965

Product description

An ideal introduction to the celebration of Diwali for children aged 4 - 7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes the story behind the Diwali festivities and how Hindus, Sikhs and Jains prepare for Diwali. It shows how people around the world decorate their homes with lights and rangoli patterns, and how they end the Diwali celebration with a special day for brothers and sisters. Attractively designed, its simple text and wonderful full-colour photos make this an essential resource in every Early Years setting. 'Did You Know?' boxes highlight interesting and unusual facts about Divali to give further points for children and adults to discuss. And a Hindu calendar shows when the different months are.

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Author information

Saviour Pirotta has written over 60 books for children, ranging from picture and information books to novels, including Turtle Bay 'Frances Lincoln' which has been commended by the American Booksellers Magazine and the National Council for Social Studies. He has recently written several titles in the Deep in the Rainforest and MYBees series for Hodder Wayland, as well as numberous storybooks. He was born in Malta and is a trained chef.

Table of contents

The festival of lights Rama and Sita Welcome, goddess Patterns by the door A prayer for Lakshmi Lights in the sky A time for sharing Happy New Year Sikh Divali Sister and brother Index and glossary