Author(s): Hena Khan; Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
With lush illustrations that evoke Islamic art, this beautiful book offers a window into modern Muslim culture as it tells a story of a seven-year-old Pakistani-American girl who celebrates the Muslim holidays of Ramadan, Chaand Raat, and Eid. Full color.
"Beautiful, rich illustrations enhance this joyful and informative picture book. A useful glossary of terms and a note from the author at the end of the book provides further information." -- BookTrust
Hena Khan is a Pakistani-Muslim-American who has written numerous books for children, including activity books on spying, arts and crafts, and more. She also wrote Chronicle's Eric carle birthday party kit. She lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons.
Julie Paschkis is an artist and illustrator. Her illustrations can be seen in Night Garden, which was selected by the New York Times as one of the ten best illustrated books of 2000. She lives in Seattle, Washington.