The Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story (Hardcover)
Yasmeen, a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl, celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, "The Night of the Moon" (Chaand Raat), and Eid. With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful story offers a window into modern Muslim culture—and into the ancient roots from within its traditions have grown.
About the Author
Hena Khan is a Pakistani Muslim-American who has written numerous books for children. She lives in Rockville, Maryland.
Julie Paschkis is an artist and illustrator living in Seattle, Washington.
BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW
...a vibrant, visually exciting treatment .the upbeat tone of the writing is matched by Paschkis\' lively, jewel-like art...
Warm, lovely, homey.
Sweet and visually striking, this is a good choice both for children who celebrate these holidays and for others seeking a bridge to their culture.
I am unable to put into words how much I loved this book. Each of Sandhya's pervious books are wonderful (When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle, With Love). I read this book all in one night and was so happy with it that I sat down the next morning to write down my thoughts but I felt so intimidated by how much joy this book brought me. Strange to belive, but I just don't think my words would be able to describe to you the sweet happiness, quiet power, and gentle love in this story. All I can tell you is that this book will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear.