Lights For Gita by Rachna GilmoreLights For Gita by Rachna Gilmore

Lights For Gita

byRachna GilmoreIllustratorAlice Priestley

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Gita’s family has only recently emigrated from India. Although she misses her relatives and friends, she has already made some friends in her new home. Today, she is looking forward to her favourite holiday – Divali, a festival of lights with fireworks, laughter and exchanges of sweets. But Gita’s plans soon fall apart and she becomes homesick and sad. Children from all backgrounds will love this warm and caring story.
Born in India, Rachna Gilmore has lived in London, England, and Prince Edward Island. She now lives in Ottawa where she continues to plark (play, work, lark) at her writing, dreaming up weird and wonder-filled tales. Alice Priestley has illustrated numerous books including five other children’s stories. Out on the Ice in the Middle of ...
Title:Lights For GitaFormat:Other FormatDimensions:24 pages, 8.48 × 8.5 × 0.08 in

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0929005619

ISBN - 13:9780929005614

Appropriate for ages: 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lights for Gita Lights for Gita Roses for Gita Gift for Gita These are wonderful books for children. The central character is Gita, a young girl who has moved from India to Canada with her parents. Young readers learn with her what it is like coming to a new country, and are also given insight into Indian celebrations and customs.
Date published: 1999-06-17

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This is a sweet story about a girl who invites her friends over to celebrate the Hindu holiday of Divali. A storm prevents them from coming, but allows the girl to learn the true meaning of the holiday of lights. Beautiful illustrations and delightful text make this a wonderful way to teach children about the holidays of different cultures, as well as encourage Hindu children to appreciate their own heritage.