Rice is life
In Bali, as in many parts of the world, rice is more than just a staple food-rice is life!
In Bali, life revolves around the planting and harvesting of rice. While eels slip through the mud and dragonflies flutter overhead, farmers plant seedlings in the wet rice field, or 'saweh.' Soon each plant is crowned with flowers, and tiny green kernels appear. Rain nourishes the kernels, which grow plump and sweet. The green plants turn golden and ripe, and everyone helps harvest the grain. When the harvest is finished, the farmers give thanks to the goddess of rice for a successful crop.
From planting the seeds to harvesting the ripe grain, this beautiful, poetic book tells the story of rice and of the Balinese people, for whom rice is life.
Level 4.1, 0.5 Points
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|Grouping Title||rice is life|
|Grouping Author||gelman rita golden|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-03-08 04:49:25AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-20 04:44:03AM|
|author||Gelman, Rita Golden.|
|author_display||Gelman, Rita Golden|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Crofton Library - Children's Nonfiction|
|display_description||Text and illustrations demonstrate the importance of rice to life on the island of Bali in the country of Indonesia, where rice is consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.|
|item_details||ils:a167469|31997055766497|Crofton Library - Children's Nonfiction|J 633.18 G|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 27, 2018|CRO|||
|local_callnumber_aacpl||J 633.18 G|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|record_details||ils:a167469|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Henry Holt & Company,|2000.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Bali Island (Indonesia) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature, Rice -- Indonesia -- Bali Island -- Juvenile literature, Rice -- Juvenile literature, Riceland animals -- Indonesia -- Bali Island -- Juvenile literature|
|title_display||Rice is life|
|title_full||Rice is life / Rita Golden Gelman ; paintings by Yangsook Choi|
|title_short||Rice is life|
|topic_facet||Rice, Riceland animals, Social life and customs|