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Shiva's fire

Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On a day when fish leap among the stars and birds soar beneath the waters, a remarkable girl named Parvati is born in a village in the South of India. As she grows, she becomes known for the peculiar events that seem to spring from beneath her dancing feet, and is widely thought to have supernatural powers. When a great master of Indian classical dance comes to see for himself, he recognizes in Parvati a rare talent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Fisher Staples
ISBN: 0374368244 9780374368241
OCLC Number: 40631896
Notes: "Frances Foster books."
Description: 275 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Suzanne Fisher Staples.
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On a day when fish leap among the stars and birds soar beneath the waters, a remarkable girl named Parvati is born in a village in the South of India. As she grows, she becomes known for the peculiar events that seem to spring from beneath her dancing feet, and is widely thought to have supernatural powers. When a great master of Indian classical dance comes to see for himself, he recognizes in Parvati a rare talent and invites her to study with him at his gurukulam in the city of Madras. There she commits herself to a rigorous and solitary program of study, dance, and devotion. But when she meets a boy with his own extraordinary powers, her life is turned upside down, and she must question the one thing of which she has always been most sure - that she was born to dance. In this powerful novel rich with mysticism, Suzanne Fisher Staples tells the poignant story of a strong girl who refuses to squander her magical gifts in the face of life's ordinary but perplexing mysteries. -- Book jacket.

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