Over the past month, Caitlin and I were snuggled up in her bed each night reading, A Time to Dance, written by Padma Venkatraman. Inspired by the beauty of Venkatraman’s poems that create the amazing story of Veda, Caitlin wanted to craft her own book review written in verse. Here are her thoughts on the book.
Veda, a young dancer in India.
Paati, Veda’s grandmother and a spiritual leader to Veda.
Ma, came from the rich and left it all behind when she fell in love with Pa.
Pa, Veda’s father and Paati’s son.
Veda loses her leg in an accident.
She loses dance, too.
Govinda, a young man who dances from the heart.
He teaches Veda to dance again.
Why the Book Is Worth Reading
Written in verse.
Transports you to India.
The dancing creates beautiful images in your mind.
The story creates beautiful feelings in your heart.
Veda changes and her way of dance changes.
If you are interested in learning more about the book, you may want to watch the book trailer. If you have suggestions for other exceptional books that Caitlin and I could read together, please leave your ideas in the comments section below. Happy Reading and Keep Believing in the Possible!
2 thoughts on “A Time to Dance”
I loved this book, too! And your review written in verse is beautiful and clever!! I think you would like Maria Cruz’s upcoming EVERLASTING NORA. It is set in the Philippines and is another good ‘takes your there’ kind of a story.
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Nancy, Cait and I will add this title to our ever growing summer reading list. Thanks!