Holi, one of the most colorful festivals celebrated through out India to welcome spring, is associated with many stories and tales. The story of Prahlad is, however, the most closely linked mythological story about Holi. Here Comes Holi: The Festival of Colors is the story of a young prince Prahlad and his evil father King Hirnakasypu. The story as told to a boy in modernHoli, one of the most colorful festivals celebrated through out India to welcome spring, is associated with many stories and tales. The story of Prahlad is, however, the most closely linked mythological story about Holi. Here Comes Holi: The Festival of Colors is the story of a young prince Prahlad and his evil father King Hirnakasypu. The story as told to a boy in modern India, brings out the fun and festivity of Holi with its mythical significance....
|Title||:||Here Comes Holi: The Festival of Colors|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
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Here Comes Holi: The Festival of Colors Reviews
Of the 6 books in KitaabWorld's "Top Picks for Holi," my local library network only had one, so I went through the "Holī (Hindu festival) -- Juvenile literature." tag and got 4 additional books by authors whose names sounded like they were of Indian ancestry.In this one, a mother tells her child the story of Holi, but I liked this more than Amma, Tell Me About Holi as the storytelling style didn't feel so forced (I think mostly because it wasn't trying to rhyme). Because it focuses on telling the stories, it does less explaining of specific pieces of the Holi celebration, but I felt like it flowed better and so I was willing to take that loss.It's also the only book to explain why the holiday is named after Holika (instead of, for example, named after Prahlad, who's the hero of the story), though I'm not sure whether her repentance is an invention for this children's book or an actual variation in the legend. The book says, "Prahlad told everyone that he had promised his Aunt Holika, when she asked for forgiveness, that in her memory this day would be called Holi, and everyone would celebrate Holi with colors to remember her." (No, it doesn't explain why colors have any connection to Holika... It just tells the Prahlad stories, not the Krishna and Radha story -- the latter being where the color tradtiion actually comes from.)
Well, I’ll state upfr0nt that I read this book to learn about the festival of Holi. It’s probably why my favorite part was the author’s note at the end, and the glossary at the end.This is welcoming spring festival and it’s supposed to be fun, but the story of how the tradition got started is awfully grim, and the way it was told just didn’t enthrall me. To be fair, I’m not sure the any telling of the inception of this tradition would be that interesting to me. I’d have liked a little more information on what people do now to celebrate; there was some of that but I would have appreciated a more in depth account. I would think this book would be appreciated most by children who celebrate Holi every year with their families.