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Shiva
Written and illustrated by Demi
Subject(s): Age(s)

Juvenile Nonfiction / Religious / Biography

Ages 4 and up

Format: Size / page count:

Hardcover

10" × 8.75" / 36 pages

ISBN: Date available:

978-1-937786-83-0

June 1, 2020

Price:  

$17.95

 

Worshipped by millions of Hindus worldwide, Shiva (“the auspicious one”) is the god of love, righteousness, forgiveness, longevity, protection, health, and prosperity. He is said to bring good fortune, grace, and compassion. Shiva is depicted as clothed in ashes, with the crescent moon crowning his head, the holy river Ganges flowing from his matted hair, a third eye on his forehead, a serpent around his neck, and a tiger skin around his waist. As Nataraja, or “Lord of the Dance,” he controls the forces of creation, preservation, and destruction.

Award-winning author Demi presents the life and teaching of this central god within the Hindu pantheon, replete with stunning illustrations that faithfully reflect the ancient traditions of Hindu painting and iconography. Also included is an appendix of Hindu prayers to the god Shiva and notes on his representation as “Lord of the Dance.”

Demi is the award-winning author of over 130 bestselling children’s books, including The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna, Saint Francis of Assisi, Mahavira, Gifts of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Talking to God. Her titles have sold over half a million copies. The Empty Pot was selected by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1990 as one of the books to be read on the ABC Radio Network Program Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Demi’s book Gandhi was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Major exhibitions of her work have been held in numerous museums in the U.S., including the Time/Life Gallery in New York, the Botolph Galleries in Boston and Cambridge, and the Los Angeles County Museum. Demi won a Fulbright Scholarship to India, and in addition she represented the U.S. at the First International Children’s Book Conference in Beijing, China, in 1992.

Demi lives with her husband in Yarrow Point, Washington State.

 
a page from the book “Shiva”
, written and illustrated by Demi

A sample of a page spread from the book Shiva, written and illustrated by Demi

a page from the book “Shiva”
, written and illustrated by Demi

Another sample page spread from Demi’s book Shiva



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