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The Day of Ahmed's Secret by Judith Heide Gilliland,Ted Lewin,Florence Parry Heide

Author: Judith Heide Gilliland,Ted Lewin,Florence Parry Heide
Book title: The Day of Ahmed's Secret
ISBN10: 0688088945
ISBN13: 978-0688088941
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; 1st edition (August 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 32
Size PDF: 1640 kb
Size FB2: 1503 kb
Size ePUB: 1924 kb
Rating: 4.2 ✯
Votes: 429
Subcategory: Geography & Cultures

The Day of Ahmed's Secret by Judith Heide Gilliland,Ted Lewin,Florence Parry Heide

Cairo holds a new appeal for Ahmed, a butagaz boy who delivers propane throughout the city, because of a secret he possesses
Reviews (7)
I gave this a 5 star rating for many reasons: the book arrived much earlier than expected and in perfect condition! I bought a few copies to give as gifts for friends in teaching/childcare professions and for friends who are having kids of their own. I recently went to Egypt to travel around, and after being there, and reading this book, I can't imagine a book having better illustrations. The font is classic black color and great size (easy to read and not distracting for kids at all). I can't write enough about the illustrations- they are so incredibly lifelike, that you really feel like you're in the streets of Cairo while reading it. I would recommend this book for gift giving, or for kids 4th grade and under. I would also recommend this for anyone who wants to spark a curiosity and appreciation for cultures in children at an early age.
I agree with all the reviews here, and I want to add that even if you ignored the multicultural exposure this book provides it is a mesmerizing and fun read. My three year old girl loves it, along with my five year old girl. The pictures are beautiful, the words enchanting, the ideas positive(everyone needs a quiet moment to think during their day). The gentle exposure to the concept that there are kids out there who need to work (it's very uplifting, my kids are very sensitive and it doesn't bother them because it's all provided in context).
Excellent…my 4 year old grandson "got it". Powerful cultural message…gently conveyed. Marvelous illustrations.
Fantastic story about a little boy with a wonderful secret.
This book is well written and illustrated and will always be a constant reminder of my days living and working in Egypt. I have gladly shared this book with many of my friends and colleagues and will continue to do so. Proud to add it to my collection of memorabilia of my life in Egypt.
This is a beautiful, quiet book with gorgeous watercolor illustrations. I love this book, but unfortunately my preschoolers had no interest in it. Oh well, I will treasure it!
This is a very sweet book. I got it because I wanted my book-loving, half-Arab children to read good quality books with Arab characters, and I wasn't disappointed.

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