Chandra's Magic Light: A Story in Nepal
Author: Theresa Heine
For Infants/KS1
Price 6.99 paperback
Book(s) at 6.99 paperback
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Chandra's Magic Light: A Story in Nepal Two Nepalese sisters, Chandra and Deena, are concerned by their baby brother's cough and devote some of their school holiday to selling flowers in the local market in order to raise money for a solar powered lamp to replace the traditional kerosene variety with its smoky fumes used in many rural households like their own. The two girls' story is set against lovely illustrations by Judith Gueyfier that evoke all the colour and bustle of Nepalese village life and make this picture book a wholly absorbing introduction to ideas of sustainable development and solar power. An afterword gives factual information on aspects of Nepali culture, religion and daily life, and concludes with a fun project: instructions on how to turn a pizza box into a solar oven.