A Hindu girl, known in her village for her dancing, is chosen to study with a dance guru. A starred review in PW said, "Poetically and suspensefully expressing the sorrows and joys of the spiritual life as well as the life of the artist, this is a spellbinder." Ages 10-up.
Beautiful and Enchanting
Suzanne Fisher Staples has done it again in this stunning novel about a girl named Parvati, a bharatanatyam devadasi of extraordinary talent. Readers are instantly lost in the rich descriptions of rural India, and the thoroughly engrossing, character driven plot of this coming of age novel. This is a must read for any culturally-minded preteen or teenaged girl.