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Ages 5 to 9, Grades K to 3
Concerned about the pollution the Ganesha statues cause when her town celebrates her favorite festival, Ganesha Chaturthi, young Prema comes up with an innovative plan to keep the river clean.
During her town's Ganesha Chaturthi festival, young Prema comes up with an innovative plan to save the river from pollution. Persevering through multiple obstacles, she convinces her friends to help her create natural clay Ganesha statues to replace the plaster ones that harm the river when they dissolve. Created by an author and artist from different parts of India and set in modern-day India, this inclusive tale of activism, ingenuity and sustainability is sure to inspire young readers. Endnotes include information about Ganesha Chaturthi, a recipe for homemade sculpting dough and instructions for making an earth-friendly statue.
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