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Night of the Moon

Night of the Moon

A Muslim Holiday Story

By Hena Khan,Illustrated by Julie Paschkis


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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.

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Size: 8 x 11 in;
Pages: 36 pp;
full-color throughout, ages 4-8
Format: Hardcover
Publication: June 2008
ISBN: 9780811860628
ISBN10: 811860620
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.

Media Reviews

★ "...a vibrant, visually exciting treatment The upbeat tone of the writing is matched by Paschkis's lively, jewel-like art..."

—Booklist, Starred Review

"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."

—Publishers Weekly

"Warm, lovely, homey."

—Kirkus Reviews