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Shiva's Fire

Shiva's Fire

Spring 2000 Story Books
Ages: 12 & Up
Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples
ISBN: 0-374-36824-4
Hardcover Price: $17.00
Disasters follow Parvita’s birth, but the love of her mother sustains her throughout a childhood made arduous and lonely by people suspicious of her mystical powers. Forever dancing, her reputation reaches the city of Madras where a master of Indian classical dance has his gurukulam. He accepts Parvita as a student in a regime as difficult as her childhood.

Set in contemporary India and including a strand of ancient mysticism, the story seems universal.

Kemie Nix   ©2000 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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