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Ismat's Eid (English)

Author : Fawzia Gilani Williams
Illustrator : Proiti Roy

A crisp adaptation of a delightful Turkish tale about Ismat and his Eid purchases. The illustrations capture the humour and cultural resonances of the story.

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Rs. 150.00

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Age 5+
Specifications 24 pages; 9.5” x 8.5”; full colour; soft cover
Awards 2010: Vermont Red Clover Award, USA
Rights sold English (USA, Canada, Pakistan)
ISBN 978-81-8146-405-7

Ismat's Eid is a crisp adaptation of a delightful Turkish tale. Ismat the shoemaker is a happy, contented sort and on the occasion of Eid, decides to buy his family special gifts. He is persuaded by the shopkeeper to buy a pair of trousers for himself but there is only the last pair on the shelves, and it's too long. Long trousers can always be shortened, can't they? So Ismat takes his gifts home. Eid arrives, and with it comes a shock and a surprise. To be able to laugh and to be willing to adjust : these little life-affirming qualities are highlighted with affection and detail as text and pictures come together seamlessly in this story replete with cultural resonances.

Hilarious story

What I liked about Ismat's family was their ability to laugh together, to work together and to be considerate for each other. Isn’t it what festivals try to remind us every year? This hilarious story is perfectly supported with expressive spreads of illustrations captures and brings out the true spirit of festivals. The brilliant drawings are by none other than the well known name behind the beauty of many interesting books like - What Should I Make, Mathematwist and Putul and the Dolphins. Saffron Tree

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Ismat's Eid (English)

Ismat's Eid (English)

A crisp adaptation of a delightful Turkish tale about Ismat and his Eid purchases. The illustrations capture the humour and cultural resonances of the story.

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