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Like the Moon Loves the Sky

By Hena Khan ; Illustrated by Saffa Khan
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A lyrical and heartwarming celebration of a mother's love for her children by the award-winning author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.In this moving picture book, author Hena Khan shares her wishes for her children: In...
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★“[Like the Moon Loves the Sky is] a peaceful incantation… a view of a childhood focused not just on well-being, but on hope—to ‘count all your blessings’ and ‘find wonder’—as well.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

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A lyrical and heartwarming celebration of a mother's love for her children by the award-winning author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.

In this moving picture book, author Hena Khan shares her wishes for her children: Inshallah you find wonder in birds as they fly. Inshallah you are loved like the moon loves the sky." With vibrant illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran this charming picture book is a heartfelt and universal celebration of a parent's unconditional love.

• A reassuring bedtime read-aloud for mothers and their children.
• A perfect book for sharing Muslim family traditions and for families teaching diversity and religious acceptance.
• Hena Khan's books have been widely acclaimed winning awards and honors from the ALA Parent's Choice and many others.

For families who have read and loved Under My Hijab Yo Soy Muslim and Mommy's Khimar.

A sweet and lovely bedtime book to help let children know they are loved and precious.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 36
Size: 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 V
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years
Publication Date: 03/10/2020
ISBN: 9781452180199
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Hena Khan is the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, Night of the Moon, and many other books for children. She lives in Rockville, Maryland.

Saffa Khan is an illustrator and printmaker born in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, and living in Glasgow, Scotland.

★“[Like the Moon Loves the Sky is] a peaceful incantation… a view of a childhood focused not just on well-being, but on hope—to ‘count all your blessings’ and ‘find wonder’—as well.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This beautiful, sweet, heartfelt message of love and hope for a child will resonate with many."
Kirkus Reviews

“[A] stunning visual statement celebrating the values of community, wonder, and love… [Like the Moon Loves the Sky is a] love letter, a rarity in its lightness of hand… one that parents, especially Arabs, will cherish bringing into their bedtime routines.”
—Booklist

“A bedtime story that reassures children that they are loved… [Like the Moon Loves the Sky is a] book for Muslim families to introduce religious traditions to young children and for non-Muslim families who wish to teach diversity and religious acceptance.”
—School Library Journal