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Alexander McCall Smith: ‘Such is the power of dance to change our lives!’

In this delightful new book by bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, Hari is an ordinary boy living in India with an extraordinary talent. His special talent for dancing changes his life – and others too. As the author says, ‘such is the power of dance to change our lives!’ Get a flavour of the book here and enjoy a recipe for delicious coconut barfi.

Introduction and Recipe from Hari and His Electric Feet 
By Alexander McCall Smith; Illustrated by Sam Usher
Published by Barrington Stoke

Hari and His Electric Feet is about an ordinary boy with an extraordinary talent. Hari has an easy smile, a spring in his step and likes nothing more than watching – and learning from – his beloved Bollywood films.

When Hari realises he has a special talent for dancing it changes his life – and the lives of lots of other people too. When Hari dances, other people can’t help but join in. And dancing together makes everyone happy!

Alexander McCall Smith says, “I had tremendous fun writing about Hari, and setting his story in India, a country that I find fascinating. Hari not only makes excellent Indian sweets, but he is also a great fan of Bollywood dancing. Indeed, who doesn’t like Bollywood dancing? Hari discovers that he is what you might call an infectious dancer – and, effectively, it turns out that he dances for World Peace. Such is the power of dance to change our lives!”


Hari and His Electric Feet by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Sam Usher, is out now published by Barrington Stoke priced £6.99.

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