Rice is life

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Henry Holt & Company,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 4.1 - AR Pts: 0.5

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.

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Grouping Title rice is life
Grouping Author gelman rita golden
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Last Grouping Update 2018-09-16 04:37:41AM
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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