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Tari: The Little Balinese Dancer

by Pamela Noensie

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804843872, Hardcover)

Tari lives on the beautiful island of Bali with her family and friends. She lives a wonderful life, marked by all the things that make Bali special—the lively temple celebrations which occur regularly in her village, the gorgeous suroundings, the warm feelings of her Balinese neighbors, and, most importantly, dance.

Tari lives to dance. Just like her beloved grandmother, dance exists for both of them as a favorite art form. One day, Tari's grandmother gives her a special gift—but shortly after, she passes away. In a special ceremony, Tari and her family bid goodbye to her grandmother. Tari gives her grandmother the best gift she knows how to give—a perfect performance of a dance that her grandmother, too, performed when she was very young.

Intended for young girls who love to dance, Tari: The Little Balinese Dancer is a moving tale set on the tropical island of Bali, and it provides an excellent introduction to key aspects of Balinese culture. No matter what her ethnicity, young girls will easily relate to the special themes in this story, including the importance of family and the strong bonds of community, traditions such as the famous Legong dance, death of a family member, and the grieving process. Full of traditional Balinese Hindu beliefs, this story offers the message that kids all over the world are unified in the ways they feel about the people and things they love.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:31 -0400)

This is the story of Tari, a talented girl who lives on the beautiful island of Bali. Her life in Bali is never dull, because of the frequent temple celebrations held in her village. Tari helps her friends and neighbors prepare elaborate offerings for these celebrations. Most of all, though, Tari loves to dance. She practices daily and performs every chance she gets. Tari's grandmother was a famous dancer when she was young and Tari wants to be just like her. One day, her grandmother gives Tari a very special gift -- from one dancer to another. Soon after, Tari's grandmother passes away. In a special cremation ceremony, Tari and her family bid farewell to Grandmother and thank her for her kindness.… (more)

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