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The Happiest Tree
A Yoga Story
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The Happiest Tree
A Yoga Story

By Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrated by Ruth Jeyaveeran
2005, 32 pages, Hardback.
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About the Author and Illustrator

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Book Description from Back Cover

Meena is excited about the class play, a new and improved version of Red Riding Hood. But when she learns she must play one of the trees in the forest, Meena's excitement vanishes. She is just too clumsy to be a quiet, steady tree.

One day at the Indian grocery store, Meena sees a yoga class in progress, and the store owner convinces her to try the children's class. Little does Meena know she is about to find a way to grow from the inside out, just like a tree, and move beyond her feelings of clumsiness and frustration.

The Happiest Tree is a gentle and empowering story of a young girl's road to self-confidence. It is sure to spark interest in yoga, and provide comfort to all children as they struggle to overcome the everyday obstacles to growing up.

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Background on the Author and Illustrator

Uma Krishnaswami's books for young readers include Chachaji's Cup, a Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, and Monsoon, a Parents' Choice Recommended book. Krishnaswami is also co-director of a National Writing Project program and writer-in-residence at Aztec Ruins National Monument. She lives in Aztec, New Mexico, with her husband and their son.

Ruth Jeyaveeran is the author and illustrator of The Road to Mumbai, praised by School Library Journal as a "lively romp across India." Much of Jeyaveeran's fine art and illustration work is inspired by her South Asian heritage, so she felt an immediate connection to this story. Jeyaveeran lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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