Author: Suzanne F. Staples
By Tyler Jones
Author: Suzanne Fisher Staples
8. The god Raja
9. Raja’s son
10. The god Shiva
She was born during a cyclone.
Parvati’s brothers, Venkat and Venu went to
school for only one year because they needed to
work at their dad’s farm.
Her mother could not read or right and Parvati
later on is invited by a guru to have an
education in dance.
Though she loved it, dancing was the thing that
tore her family apart because she commits her
self to dancing.
This story takes place in south India. Since the day Parvati
was born she has loved to dance. She discovered she
had mystical powers like talking to animals and she
could dance on fire with her feet and clothes getting
untouched by the flames. She lived in poverty for most
of her life with her two brothers and parents. Later on
there was a monsoon that destroyed the whole village
with a small amount of survivors. The family had very
little food and everyone in the family survived the storm
except for Parvati’s father. When Parvati grows up she
is visited by a guru that give her an education in dance.
She commits her self to a program of dance. Then she
meets a boy when she is asked to dance at a ball. He is
gentle and sweet and she shows a liking in him. And he
changes her world.
The conflict of this story is the monsoon that
killed a majority of the village including her
The cyclone that took place the day Parvati
was born that also killed a bunch of people.
Parvati getting an education of dance is good
for her but also bad because it tore her family
Suzanne Fisher Staples is the author of this wonderful
Staples was born August 27th in Philadelphia.
She attended Keystone College in La Plume,
She has been a writer almost all her life.
She has also written the books “The Green Dog”,
“Haveli”, “Sabanu”, “Dangerous Skies”, and much
• Shiva is a real idol that is worshiped
• He is one of the most complex gods
• Shiva is known as the destroyer and
• Before he was was known as Rudra
Kali, Krishna, and SHIVA are represented dancing.
One Indian folk dance called Bhangra, Garba are
preformed in festivals.
When woman perform formal Indian dances they
wear traditional beads and dresses.
• The themes of this book are following
your dream can mean giving up some
• When one door closes another opens
which means that when bad things
happen something good comes out of it
and that God has a plan for you and will
be with you when times are hard.
To watch a video of traditional Indian
dancing click on the link below YouTube
- Lavni The Great Indian Folk Dance
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Shiva. Hindu God Shiva Shiva (Shiv) -
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