Maya's Holi (Hardcover)

Maya's Holi By Thrity Umrigar, Kamala Nair (Illustrator) Cover Image

Maya's Holi (Hardcover)

By Thrity Umrigar, Kamala Nair (Illustrator)


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Celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, sharing, and love with Maya as she visits her grandparents in India for the spring jubilee.

Maya loves visiting her grandparents in India, and this year is extra special because she is celebrating Holi with them. Maya and her family start the magical day by eating a special breakfast, including rasgulla dumplings and glasses of mango lassi. They put on colorful clothing and join the celebration out in the streets. The air fills with joyful songs and clouds of blue, red, and purple powder. On this special vacation, Maya can feel the magic of Holi.

When Maya returns to America, she carries the exhilarating energy of Holi with her. The spirit of the holiday -- hope and forgiveness and love -- keeps her warm.

Marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring, Holi takes place on March 14, 2025. It offers people the opportunity to begin anew -- to have a fresh start. Thrity Umrigar's heartfelt text and Kamala Nair's richly colorful, exuberant illustrations fill the pages with happiness and joy. Informative back matter will teach readers about the history and traditions of Holi.

Thrity Umrigar was born in Bombay, India. She is the author of Binny's Diwali (illustrated by Nidhi Chanani) and Sugar in Milk (illustrated by Khoa Le). Thrity is also the bestselling author of The Museum of Failures, Honor, The Space Between Us, and many other novels.
Kamala Nair grew up in Kerala, a small state on the southwestern coast of India surrounded by exotic wildlife, stunning beaches, lush green hills, and turquoise backwater. She is the illustrator of The Light Within You by Namita Moolnai Mehra and Gorgeously Me! by Jonathan Van Ness. Kamala lives with her family in London, UK.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338875553
ISBN-10: 1338875558
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 7th, 2025
Pages: 40
Language: English

Praise for Binny's Diwali by Thrity Umrigar, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani:

"A fresh, contemporary telling of an ancient tradition in a modern context... This colorful, cheerful book will easily find its home among similar books about school, celebrations, and sharing traditions." -- Booklist