In the Heart of the Village

In the Heart of the Village

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 213 x 275 x 3.81mm | 172.37g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • col
  • 1578050804
  • 9781578050802
  • 54,164

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In the center of a small village in India, a banyan tree rises from the earth like a great green mountain. Know as the Many Footed One, this remarkable tree has so many trunks it is a virtual forest, covering many acres. A place for laughing and bartering, conversing and resting, romping and chasing, meeting and imagining, the banyan is not only in the heart of the village, it is the heart of the village. 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 animals that flourish beneath and within its welcoming branches. Both beautiful and enlightening, In the Heart of the Village provides a unique glimpse of the interconnectedness of life in a rural culture.
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"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
"Luminous." --Booklist
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