Under the Ramadan Moonby Sylvia Whitman
Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. This lyrical story serves as an introduction to Ramadan--a time for reflection and ritual with family and friends.
This delightful picture book describes the monthlong Muslim observance of Ramadan by a modern family. It begins, "We wait for the moon./We watch for the moon./We watch for the Ramadan moon." The images of the waxing, full, and waning moon progress along with the spare, lyrical text. Practices such as fasting, speaking kind words, giving to the poor, decorating with bright lights, and praying all take place, "under the moon, under the Ramadan moon." Williams uses soft, luminous pastels in richly textured, detailed spreads. People have warm, generous smiles, and women in hijaab give tender hugs and talk on a cell phone. Moonlight and firelight add to the congeniality. The repetitive line "under the moon..." also makes this an excellent resource for teachers and librarians for choral reading and discussion.-Fawzia Gilani-Williams, Oberlin Public Library, OH
"A handsome, family-centered Ramadan picture book for young children."
"This delightful picture book describes the month long Muslim observance of Ramadan by a modern family." "A worthy addition to any children's library." Horn Book Guide
"A worthy addition to any children's library."
Horn Book Guide
- Whitman, Albert & Company
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- 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
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