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Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story [Paperback]

Jonny Zucker , Jan Barger


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Sept. 1 2004 Festival Time!
Books in the Festival Time series describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture’s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday’s meaning to kids. A typical Muslim family celebrates the holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In 2004, Ramadan lasts for the entire 30-day lunar month from October 16 through November 13. In 2005, it occurs from October 5 through November 3. It is the time of year for parents and older children to fast, give special praise to God, and be charitable to the poor and needy. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr occurs on the day following the last day of Ramadan. Families welcome this festival with an elaborate meal attended by extended family and friends. Traditional foods are eaten, including dates and pomegranates.

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Here is a simple and delightful introduction

to the Islamic festival of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr —

suitable for even the youngest child.





Follow a family as they fast each day, go to the mosque

on the Night of Power, and enjoy a delicious feast.





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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the Missing Ramadan Book! Oct. 26 2004
By Lynn Ellingwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Most Ramadan books are too difficult to read to my young students and I was missing that perfect book about this holiday. Now I can read them a book the students can enjoy and 1st and 2nd graders can read it on their own too! Thanks for the book, if only it had arrived sooner.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book Dec 28 2007
By sq - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is good for a general introduction of
Muslim holidays to kids. My son was able to read
this book to his first grade class. As a Muslim
Mom I want to be able to use story books to bring
knowledge about our religion to the kids in a fun way.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A cute introduction to Muslims' fasting month May 27 2008
By Freda C. Shamma - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Suitable for preschoolers, this book is written from the perspective of the younger sister who is still too young to fast, but notices what her older brother is doing. I'm not very impressed with the illustrations; they make the family look like they are dumb or simple minded.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice for young tots... Nov. 25 2013
By Nicole - Published on Amazon.com
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This was super cute, and very easy for my 2 year old to understand. Thank you I need go buy it again though, we lost it :(. I will get it again during the next Ramadan.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for children Indeed April 30 2012
By TMP - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this for my 4 year old daughter prior to this past Ramadan. With this book she was able to understand and comprehend what is fasting and what are dates. It is very simple, sweet and to the point, just for kids. She loves it as much as I do. Great book to have on the shelf for when Ramadan comes.

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