Chandra's Magic Light

 
9781846864926: Chandra's Magic Light

A heartwarming story of two resourceful sisters who bring the safety of solar-powered light to their family. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: Global issue of solar power replacing unsafe, unhealthy fossil fuel power at core of story EDUCATION MARKET: Includes information on Nepali culture, map of Nepal and instructions for making a solar-powered pizza oven NEPALI CULTURE: Provides authentic introduction to Nepali village culture FEMINISM: Two sisters cooperate as young entrepreneurs to help their sick baby brother

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Teacher and writer Theresa Heine has also written Elephant Dance: A Journey to India and Star Seeker: A Journey to Outer Space for Barefoot Books. Theresa lives in Berlin.

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K-Gr 3—While shopping in the marketplace, Chandra and her sister, Deena, watch a man selling solar lights. Because few have electricity, at home, Nepali families use tukis, or kerosene lamps, that are very smoky and produce unhealthy fumes. Although the solar lamp is expensive, the girls are certain that it would help quiet their baby brother's smoke-induced cough. They excitedly share the information about the "magic light" with their father. However, it isn't until he sees one working at a neighbor's house that he becomes interested. The new lamps cost more than the family has available, so the girls brainstorm ways they can earn the money. They decide to sell bunches of colorful rhododendrons that grow in the hills. Arriving early to market, Deena has time to tell Chandra a story of the sun god, Surya, and the moon god, Chandra. The young girl is proud to be named for such a powerful god. The girls' stall does well, and they are able to purchase the last solar light available. That night, their little brother sleeps and breathes peacefully. The full-color, mixed-media illustrations dominate the pages with vitality and detail. Thorough endnotes provide much information about Nepal, its people and solar power as well as instructions for making a solar oven. This tale of sibling compassion and ingenuity provides enough story for enjoyment alone but would also work well as an introduction to another culture and religion.—Sara-Jo Lupo Sites, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NY

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