Let National Geographic be your trusted guide to the Indian holiday of Diwali. Learn how Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali, marking the triumph of good over evil, and of light over darkness. It's a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets, and gifts.
The book includes recipes for Diwali dishes, a glossary, a Diwali card game, a map, and a resource list of books and Web sites.
The "Holidays Around the World" series introduces kids to religious and cultural celebrations the world over. Vivid photos accompany lively descriptions of ceremonies and celebrations worldwide.
Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of 19 children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. Other books she's written for National Geographic include High Hopes and Babies.
Learn more about the author at her website www.deborahheiligman.com.