The magical story of how Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, was brought back to life with the head of an elephant- The story of one of the most beloved characters in Indian lore, made accessible for Western children - Illustrated throughout with paintings from the classic Indian tradition Any Indian child can tell you how the beloved god Ganesh got his elephant's head--now American children can know as well. For centuries Indian children have grown up hearing Ganesh's story--how his mother, Parvati (an incarnation of the great mother goddess), created a small boy from sandalwood soap and commanded that he guard the palace against all intruders while she took her bath. How her husband, Shiva (the fearsome god of destruction), didn't take kindly to being barred from his own home. How Shiva beheaded the boy during the cosmic war that followed, but then, when he realized that the balance of the entire universe was at stake, brought the boy back to life by grafting an elephant's head onto his body and made him the people's intercessor against the powers of destruction. Ganesh's timeless story teaches children about the steadfast power of dedication to duty, the awe-inspiring power of a mother's love for her child, and the gentle power of compassion, which holds the world together. Accompanied by rich, color illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu canon, How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom.
"It's easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani's Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury ReadingCinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.
Tells the adventures of the magical monkey Hanuman, beloved in India as the devoted helper of Ram, hero of the Hindu epic tale the Ramayana- Introduces Western children to one of the most playful and beloved characters of Hindu mythology - Illustrated throughout with full-color paintings in the traditional Indian style Son of the monkey princess Anjana and the wind god Pavan, Hanuman is born on Earth to be a helper for Ram, the hero of the Hindu epic the Ramayana. Hanuman is no ordinary monkey. He has the ability to leap higher than the sun and move faster than the wind. When the demon king Ravana kidnaps Ram's wife, Sita, and carries her off to his island home, the army that goes to rescue her is left discouraged on the beach--stopped by the wide expanse of water between them and the island of Lanka. But magical Hanuman is able to jump over the ocean in one amazing bound. He finds the captive Sita and helps her to take heart and remain strong and confident that Ram will find a way to save her. And indeed Ram does, but only with the devoted assistance of his mercurial monkey helper. Hanuman shrinks to the size of a fly; grows large enough to uproot a huge tree as though it were a turnip; soars through the sky, setting the city of Lanka on fire with the tip of his tail; and digs up an entire mountain in order to deliver its healing herbs to Ram's stricken army. This beautifully illustrated retelling of Hanuman's story makes accessible to Western children and their parents one of the most playful and beloved characters of the Hindu tradition.
In this fully revised edition of DK's classic, more than 70 of the greatest stories from the Bible are retold for young readers. All-new text by Jewish authors Laaren Brown and Lenny Hort tells the stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the Exodus, the Ten Commandments, Samson, Ruth and Naomi, Solomon, Daniel, and many, many more. Lavish illustrations by Eric Thomas add to the rich experience, while maps plus glowing full-color photographs of places and artifacts help children understand biblical events in historical context. A bonus audio CD, featuring read-alongs of 16 best-loved stories, is perfect for bedtime or anytime. Filled with the spirit of Jewish tradition, The Children's Illustrated Jewish Bible captures the richness and power of the greatest Bible stories while making them accessible to children everywhere.
Visitors to the mosque at Cordoba are plagued by the tricks of three naughty boys: Rashid, who is Muslim, Samuel who is Jewish and Miguel who is Christian. One day, they go one step too far and as a punishment, they are forced to work in the mosque gardens, where they develop a deep sense of the building's beauty and significance. Many years later, when the Christian king threatens to demolish the Islamic Mezquita and build a church in its place, the three friends reunite to hatch a plan to save the great mosque... Ann Jungman's story demonstrates what can be achieved when people work together and don't waste energy hating each other.
Salam, my dear friends,
I hope you're all well.
If you've time to listen
I've something to tell
About the first mosque,
A beautiful sight,
Which we face when we pray,
Where the nur shines bright
Discover the joys of 'Umrah when a brother and sister travel with their parents to the city of Mecca and perform this sacred ritual for the very first time. Includes a poster and paper dolls to enact performing 'Umrah
This is one of the I Can Series of books that introduces and illustrates some basic yet important concepts and terms for young Muslim children. These are explained with reference to their everyday life and in the settings with which children are familiar. In simple, easy-to-understand language the series presents Islam as a living reality to be experienced in daily life. It answers many questions about Islam as faith which arise in the young, curious minds.
For ages 3-5 years and the young at heart.
Wearing hijab, which Islam preaches for girls and women, is not some obstruction, preventing them from leading life in a natural way. It is part of an active and happy life--with family and friends, whether at school, home, or out and about in the great wide world.
This very special prayer just for
children is perfect for
even the youngest reader.
In this new gift book edition
Caldecott-winning Prayer for a Child
is sure to win new fans
and become a favorite.
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