Magid Fasts for Ramadan (Hardcover)
Clarion Books, 9780395665893, 48pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1996
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Praise For Magid Fasts for Ramadan…
"Islam is one of the fastest-growing religions in the U.S., but books about it, especially contemporary stories, are scarce. In this illustrated beginning chapter book, Magid, a boy of eight, wants to fast during the month of Ramadan like the rest of the family. . . . The book tackles some serious questions about what religion requires, while demonstrating a warm family life that will have universal appeal. The book is heavily illustrated with very nice watercolor art that expands the text. A brief introduction to Islam and a glossary are appended." Booklist, ALA
"A fine offering that explores a holiday unfamiliar to many American children." Horn Book
"An interesting look at an Egyptian Muslim family's celebration of Ramadan through the eyes of eight-year-old Magid. . . . Lewis's watercolors blend well with the text and give readers an accurate sense of character, location, and cultural tradition as well as a skillful portrayal of emotional nuance through facial expressions and physical stances. . . . This is a refreshing visit to a '90s Muslim family that accurately represents Islamic practice and the spiritual reasons behind it. . . . Magid is an amiable ambassador for his faith." School Library Journal