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Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji

When Aneel’s grandparents come from India to live with his family, he delights in their customs and stories about distant lands. He dreams of the villagers and animals introduced to him and is impressed with how his Dadi-ma chants while Dada-ji stands on his head in daily meditation. But the best tradition his relatives bring is the baking of bread, or roti, his grandfather’s specialty. When the eager boy is finally entrusted with the recipe for the great-smelling staple he believes has strength-inducing powers, we learn what it means to feel grown up—at least a little. A light-hearted book filled with honorable intentions for ages four to eight.

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