Shiva's Fire

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: C1370
Released: Jan 05, 2001
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ISBN: #9780788752223
Narrator/s: Christina Moore
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Born in the South of India during a storm that destroys her village, Parvati is immediately recognized as a child with mystical abilities. As Parvati grows she feels compelled to dance as if music is a part of her body. But whenever she does, magical things happen. Regarded with fear and suspicion by the rest of the village, Parvati and her mother have a hard life until the day a master of classical dance comes to see her and offers her a chance to study with him. After years of sacrifice, Parvati is on the verge of realizing all of her dreams when she meets a young man born on the same day as she. He is someone who has magical abilities of his own. Now, for the first time, Parvati questions what her true destiny is. Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of Shabanu and Haveli has created a lyrical novel steeped in the traditions and customs of India. Christina Moore provides the perfect voice for Parvati, a spirited and dedicated heroine.


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Shiva's Fire
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Product Number:C1370

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"India is the setting for Suzanne Staples's story of Pavrati, a child with great and magical gifts. Born on the day of a devastating cyclone which causes her father's death, Pavrati, along with her mother, is shunned by the townspeople. When a guru arrives and requests that Pavrati come to his school to learn the dancing arts of the devadasi, a new world of possibilities unfolds. Christina Moore is a gentle narrator. Her firm voice and belief in Parvati's goodness carry the listener as Pavrati triumphantly returns to dance for the maharaja's birthday. As Pavrati becomes acquainted with Rama, the maharaja's son, who also has many gifts, Moore underscores the tension between Pavrati's devotion to dance and the possibilities of friendship and love. Moore does not rush, and her pauses allow the listener to reflect and to anticipate subsequent events. Listen and enjoy! A.R. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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