Ramadan Moon by Na'ima bint Robert
  

Ramadan Moon

Written by Na'ima bint Robert
Illustrated by Shirin Adl

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Synopsis

Ramadan Moon by Na'ima bint Robert

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. In 2009 Ramadan runs from 21st August to 19th September.

Reviews

A beautiful introduction to Muslim observance, taking readers on an intimate journey from one new moon to the next. The text is reflective, delicate and lyrical and the accompanying illustrations display the richness and vibrancy of the culture. An unusually beautiful book reflecting the essence of Ramadan with warmth and simplicity. -- Lindsay Stainer, Blackwell's Bookseller A beautifully designed book which introduces children to the concept of keeping Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr. A perfect introduction for children celebrating Rammadan for the first time, or for anyone who wants to know what makes Ramadan special. Bookseller A lyrical picture book which captures the spirit of the festival for young children. Oxford Times With religious beliefs being the root cause of heated intolerance, books like Ramadan Moon address this with simple stories that explain these beliefs. A delightful book for children to understand the beliefs of classmates and friends. Irish Examiner This creative and rhythmical book will engage children aged between three and eight years to truly capture the magic of the moon and what it represents in the holy month. A fantastic pre-Ramadan gift to introduce children to the concept of fasting in Ramadan

About the Author

Na’ima B. Robert, born in Leeds and raised in Zimbabwe, is descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father’s side and the Zulu people on her mother’s side. She went on to gain a first class degree from the university of London. Having worked in marketing, the performing arts, teaching and the travel and tourism industry, she now has a wonderful time being a mum, running a magazine and writing children’s books. She divides her time between Egypt and the U.K.

Na’ima has been fascinated by Somali culture ever since her first encounter with immigrant Somali students in East London. The idea for From Somalia With Love came to her on a weekend retreat for Somali youth. It is her first novel for teenagers.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: 4 To 7

Author

Na'ima bint Robert
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Author's Website

naimabrobert.co.uk/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

9th July 2009

ISBN

9781845079222


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