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The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story

by Uma Krishnaswami

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About the author: quoting from the book's dust jacket, "Uma Krishnaswami's books for young readers include 'Chachaji's Cup,' a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year and 'Monsoon,' a Parents' Choice Recommended book. Krishnaswami is also co-director of a National Writing Project program and writer-in-residence at Aztec Ruins National Monument. . ." About the illustrator: quoting from the book's dust jacket, "Ruth Jeyaveeran is the author and illustrator of 'Road to Mumbai,' praised by 'School Library Journal,' as a 'lively romp across India' Much of Jeyaveeran's fine art and illustration work is inspired by her South Asian heritage, so she felt an immediate connection to this story. . ." About the book: quoting from the book's dust jacket, "The 'Happiest Tree' is a gentle and empowering story of a young girl's road to self-confidence. It is sure to spark interest in yoga, and provide comfort to all children as they struggle to overcome the everyday obstacles to growing up."
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  uufnn | Jan 4, 2017 |
Meena was having a trouble in her drama class portraying a tree, so her aunt took her to yoga class, making meenas otrayal of a tree good. showing hard work pays off. ( )
  CeciliaCoreas | Dec 1, 2016 |
An encouraging story that will help kids overcome some of the inadequacy they may feel as they grow up.
At the back is more information and illustrations on the different yoga poses mentioned in the story. A few enough for kids to feel comfortable doing them. ( )
  kjarthur | Aug 12, 2010 |
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Embarrassed by her clumsiness, eight-year-old Meena, an Asian Indian American girl, is reluctant to appear in the school play until she gains self-confidence by practicing yoga.

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