Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
7 to 9
Grades:
2 to 4
Pages:
32
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Published:
08/2008
Imprint:
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-523-2
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Lexile Level:
700L

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Overview

This picture book for young readers shows how a young girl named Noor, who lives with her family in Kuwait, prepares for the Muslim festival known as Girgian along with her family.   Mid-Ramadan is a special time for families in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. These middle days are known as "the three whites," because they include the day of the full moon, the day before, and the day after. It's a time when children, dressed in traditional clothes, go from house to house collecting treats from their neighbors. When Noor sees the full moon rising, signaling the coming of Girgian, she and her brothers prepare for the fun. Together, they decorate the bags they'll carry to collect the candies. But along with the fun, Noor remembers the true meaning of Ramadan: spending time with family and sharing with those less fortunate.School Library Journal says: "An excellent choice for units on diversity and multiculturalism."

Reviews

"An excellent introduction to this Muslim celebration. (author's note, glossary)" --Kirkus Reviews

"An excellent choice for units on diversity and multiculturalism." --School Library Journal

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