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Rice Is Life

Hardcover
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Genre:Children
Language: English

Hardcover

ISBN13:9780805057195
ISBN10:0805057196
Dimensions:9.25 x 9.31 x 0.4 inches
Weight:345 g
Published: May 01, 2000
Edition:12th

About the Book

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.