Taghreed Najjar and Lucy Coats - The Little Green Drum - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781444014365
    • Publication date:28 May 2015
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The Little Green Drum

By Taghreed Najjar and Lucy Coats

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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.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

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.

Biographical Notes

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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  • ISBN: 9781444014358
  • Publication date: 28 May 2015
  • Page count: 80
  • Imprint: 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
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