A Time to Dance

by Padma Venkatraman

Synopsis

Padma Venkatraman s inspiring story of a young girl s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit. Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her."

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Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780147514400
ISBN-10 0147514401
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Young Readers Group
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 56 MB
Number of Pages 312
Length of Recording 4
Shelf No. KZ444
Grade Range 7-
Ages 12
Lexile 720L