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Chandra's Magic Light: A Story in Nepal

by Theresa Heine

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I really liked this book because of it's plot, and it's connection to real life. The book was about a lamp that is powered off of solar energy that would replace hazardous "tuki''s. This is a real problem in Nepal where they lack electricity, so they use kerosene fueled lamps that produce toxic fumes and can cause fires. This book introduces this new invention, and then at the end explains the actual living situations are of people in Nepal. It also gives a great amount of background information at the end of the book about the words and terms used during the story. The plot of the story was also very intriguing. The author approached a real problem that people from Nepal face and built an interesting and realistic story behind it. This not only allowed me to gain new knowledge, but it also presented it in a way that was interesting and convincing. ( )
  tvance2 | Oct 24, 2016 |
I enjoyed the way the sisters worked together to solve a problem and help their family. The addition of the Nepal facts and the science project in the back of the book help make this a useful resource in the classroom. This story would be great for energy and sustainable resource lessons.
  kimhumphrey22 | Apr 11, 2016 |
I like this book for the illustrations and perceptive of a different culture. The book was beautifully illustrated and could grab a reader and encourage them to read about things they might not normally want to read on their own. The story can show the importance of sibling relationships as the sisters search for their light. This little light can be a way to represent cultural difference. In America we are used to having access to electricity all the time but in Nepal electricity isn't something that all families have access to. Things like this can be used to teach children about different nations as they are reading. Even in fictional books like this. ( )
  cbucci1 | Dec 6, 2015 |
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Chandra and her sister Deena see a demonstration of a "magic light," a solar-powered lantern, at a market near their home in Nepal and are determined to buy one, knowing it will help their little brother's cough to stop using kerosene lamps. Includes facts about Nepal and a DIY solar energy project.… (more)

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