Under the Ramadan Moon

 

Under the Ramadan Moon

Binding

Quantity

Print

 
Author
Sylvia Whitman

Illustrator
Sue Williams

Hardcover
9780807583043
$15.99
Published 2008

Paperback
9780807583050
$6.99
Published 2011

Age Levels: 3-7, Grades: Preschool-2
Pages: 24
8.00" x 10.00"
Illustrations: Full color

Plot Summary

We wait for the moon. We watch for the moon. We watch for the Ramadan moon.

We give to the poor, and read Qur’an, under the moon.

We live our faith, until next year under the moon, under the moon, under the Ramadan moon.

Ramadan is one of the most special months of the Islamic year, when Muslims pray, fast, and help those in need. Sylvia Whitman’s lyrical story, with luminous illustrations by Sue Williams, serves as an introduction to Ramadan—a time for reflection and ritual with family and friends. A detailed note about Ramadan is included. The author lives in Virginia and wrote this story so her son’s classmates could learn how he and his family celebrate this important time. The illustrator lives in England.

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Reviews

"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

Associated Keywords
Islam, Islamic, Muslim, holiday, religion