Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life

By Book Notes, Center for Children’s Books, Minnesota State University

In Cycle of Rice, Cycle of Life, Jan Reynolds transports readers to the island of Bali, where a centuries old method of agriculture was almost destroyed by modern “improvements” designed to increase crop production. . . . Although the island has not fully recovered from the degradation of “progress” through chemicals, the return to sustainability is underway. Numerous photographs show Bali and its people as they work in harmony with their environment.