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Night of the Moon

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Night of the Moon

A Muslim Holiday Story

By Hena Khan; Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811860628, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

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Description
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.


Praise For Night of the Moon

BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW
...a vibrant, visually exciting treatment .the upbeat tone of the writing is matched by Paschkis\' lively, jewel-like art...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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.

KIRKUS REVIEWS
Warm, lovely, homey.

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