By Na'ima b.Robert and Shirin Adl
Paperback 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781847802064
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
About The Book
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.
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.
About The Authors
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.
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, writing children's books and running SISTERS, a magazine for fabulous Muslim women.
She divides her time between South London and Egypt and is a wannabe Somali in her spare time, still struggling to learn to read it!
Shirin Adl was born in Harlow, England, in 1975. She received a first class BA honours in illustration from Loughborough University, and won the Hallmark M&S division Talented Designer Award. She currently lives in Oxford with her husband.
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