Under the Ramadan Moon

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$8.99  $8.36
Albert Whitman & Company
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7.8 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Sylvia Whitman, a writer and educator, has published a slew of articles and a handful of children's history books as well as a picture book, Under the Ramadan Moon. A folklore and mythology major in college, she has always liked proverbs, particularly this one: "A book is a garden carried in the pocket." She lives with her husband and two kids in Arlington, Virginia. Visit her at SylviaWhitmanBooks.com.
SUE MACHIN (formally Williams) is the author of the acclaimed picture books I Went Walking and Let's Go Visiting, as well as Dinnertime! She lives in Australia.


"In a series of satisfying scenes with glowing colors and rounded forms, the artwork, apparently done in pastels, warmly depicts a family's activities at home and at the mosque...A handsome, family-centered Ramadan picture book for young children."--Booklist

"This delightful picture book describes the month long Muslim observance of Ramadan by a modern family...The repetitive line "under the moon..." also makes this an excellent resource for teachers and librarians for choral reading and discussion."--School Library Journal

"Glowing, textured illustrations using gently rounded lines show a family engaged in holiday activities: spending time together, waiting for their day-long fast to end, preparing food, visiting relatives, attending services at a mosque. A worthy addition to any children's library."--The Horn Book Guide

"Muslim parents will enjoy reading the simple text and talking about the pictures with their young children. Other parents and children may come to understand the customs of neighbors and friends."--Children's Literature