Publishers WeeklyThe On My Own Holidays series offers explanatory information about different traditions in a format suited to beginning readers and in an impartial, instructional voice. Hanukkah by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, illus. by Mary O'Keefe Young, offers a detailed version of the Hanukkah story and describes how Jews celebrate. Also in the series is Ramadan by Susan Douglass, illus. by Jeni Reeves, and Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelly, illus. by Joni Oeltjenbruns, the latter originally issued in 1986. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library JournalGr 1-4-After presenting the most basic facts about Islam, Douglass focuses on the celebration, beginning with the new moon of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and continuing through the ensuing feast of Eid al-Fitr. Reeves's abundant, framed illustrations in pastel colors provide detailed windows on the observance and show adults and children in traditional and Western dress, in various settings. An easy-to-read, well-organized introduction.-Coop Renner, Fairmeadows Elementary, Duncanville, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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