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Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets

Hena Khan Mehrdokht Amini



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Chronicle Books
07 April 2021
From a crescent moon to a square garden to an octagonal fountain, this breathtaking picture book celebrates the shapes - and traditions - of the Muslim world. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets is equally at home in a classroom reading circle and on a parent's lap being read to a child.
Illustrated by:   Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini
Imprint:   Chronicle Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 279mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   230g
ISBN:   9781797211442
ISBN 10:   1797211447
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   07 April 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Hena Khan is the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors; Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story; Amina's Voice; It's Ramadan, Curious George; and other books for children. Hena is a native of Rockville, Maryland, where she lives with her husband and their two sons. You can learn more about her at or follow her at @henakhanbooks. Mehrdokht Amini is the illustrator of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors, Chicken in the Kitchen, Yo Soy Muslim, and other books for children. For Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, she was inspired by the idea of bringing classical elements of Islamic art into a modern setting. She grew up in Iran and now lives in Surrey, England.

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