Ramadan Moon

Na'ima B. Robert, illustrated by Shirin Adl
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A joyful evoction of the great Muslim festival of Ramadan and Id for children.

Ramadan, the month of fasting, doesn't begin all at once. It begins with a whisper And a prayer And a wish. Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan and the joyful days of Eid-ul-Fitr at the end of the month of fasting as the most special time of year. This lyrical and inspiring picture book captures the wonder and joy of this great annual event, from the perspective of a child. Accompanied by Iranian inspired illustrations, the story follows the waxing of the moon from the first new crescent to full moon and waning until Eid is heralded by the first sighting of the second new moon. Written and illustrated by Muslims, this is a book for all children who celebrate Ramadan and those in the wider communities who want to understand why this is such a special experience for Muslims.

Author bio:

NA'IMA B ROBERT is descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father's side and the Zulu people on her mother's side. She was born in Leeds, grew up in Zimbabwe and went to university in London. At high school, her loves included performing arts, public speaking and writing stories that shocked her teachers! She has written several multicultural books for children and is the author of 'From Somalia, with love', a novel for young adults. She divides her time between London and Cairo and dreams of living on a farm with her own horses. Until then, she is happy to be a mum to her four children and keep reading and writing books that take her to a different world each time.
SHIRIN ADL was born in Harlow, England, in 1975.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781847802064
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's
Pub Date: March 2011
Page Extent: 32
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational