The Little Green Drum
By Taghreed Najjar and Lucy Coats
Brand new blue Early Reader title set in Lifta, Palestine about a little girl who finds herself with the important job of waking the village up for the Suhoor meal during Ramadan, when her father falls ill.
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Samia's dad is very important. Every Ramadan he wakes the whole village up in time for breakfast.
But this year, things are different and Samia must show everyone how strong and brave she can be.
Originally published in Arabic, but now retold for a English-speaking audience, this is a charming and empowering story about Ramadan, fasting and the ability of girls to do any job they put their mind to.
Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written several picture book texts. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of traditional stories.
Visit her website http://www.lucycoats.com/ and follow her on Twitter @lucycoats.
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28 May 2015
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Orion Children's Books
...an entertaining and freshly told twist on the universal theme of keeping up with older siblings. — Julia Eccleshare, THE GUARDIAN
This is an engaging story told in five short chapters, with super illustrations supporting the text as well. — BOOKS FOR KEEPS
A delightful story with a gentle and reassuring message. — Parents in Touch, PARENTS IN TOUCH