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Douglass, Susan L. (Susan Lynn), 1950-
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
An introduction to Islamic observances during the month of Ramadan and the subsequent festival of Eid-al-Fitr.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 0.5 77062.
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BP186.4 .D68 2004 Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
BP186.4 .D68 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Holiday
BP186.4 .D68 2004 Juvenile Fiction Holiday
BP186.4 .D68 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 1-3, younger for reading aloud. The Islamic holy month of Ramadan may seem like a tough topic for beginning readers, but this On My Own Holiday Book provides an accessible, uplifting introduction. The text and illustrations both emphasize the global reach of Islam, portraying adults and children of many different backgrounds. During Ramadan, children who attempt the fast (not required for kids) endure the challenges of going without food and water and trying to be a good person all day by remembering to share and forgive one another. The attractive colored-pencil illustrations show children at school and at home, and the constant presence of food in the illustrations reminds children that Ramadan is not about starving as much as it is about showing respect to God. The story culminates with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, when Muslim children get presents and sweets. Words like Allah, Qur'an, and iftar are defined in a glossary. --John Green Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The 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. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.