Magid fasts for Ramadan / by Mary Matthews ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
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- ISBN: 0395665892
- ISBN: 9780395665893
- ISBN: 0618040358
- ISBN: 9780618040353
- ISBN: 0395947499 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c1996.
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Magid, an eight-year-old Muslim boy in Cairo, is determined to celebrate Ramadan by fasting, despite the opposition of family members who feel that he is not yet old enough to fast. Eight-year-old Magid wants to fast as his family does during the holy month for Moslems, Ramadan. It is the first day of Ramadan, the month when good Muslims eat nothing and drink nothing all day, every day, from sunrise to sunset. Mama and Baba have told Magid he isn't old enough to fast, but even Magid's sister, Aisha, is fasting, and Magid doesn't want to wait. Set in present-day Egypt, Magid fasts for Rramadan satisfyingly recounts Magid's struggle and its surprising and happy resolution, and offers an illuminating introduction to the beliefs and practices of Islam.
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