In preparation for our family’s vacation next week, we visited the National Library two nights ago and hauled up these books; both for our trip planning as well as to use as discussion points to pique Dana’s interest in the mystical Isle of gods.
1. Kids go! Bali
Written by Mio Debnam ; illustrated by Tania Willis
Call Number: English 915.9804 DEB
Written by Elisabeth Waldmeier
Call Number: English WAL
Sadri Returns to Bali is set during the exhilarating Galungan festival of the fun-loving Balinese people. It is told through the eyes of a former child dancer, Sadri, who returns to his previous home on his annual visit to join the celebrations.
On Bali, the people spend their free time making beautiful things, including music and dancing, to honor their gods. The sound of Gamelan Orchestras, with their metal gongs, simple flutes and cymbals can be heard all over the island.Set in this exotic locale, the story tells of the first-ever Balinese music dub for young boys. We follow the adventures of Kayun and his friends Kantin, Dapat, Dog, Kinigan, and Bedil — and the American stranger who comes into their lives — as they learn to play the famous Gamelan music of Bali.
|Picture Credit: Central Public Library|
Back to my packing, till the next post, have a blessed weekend!
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