|From The Publisher*||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. With stunning illustrations, a rhyming read-aloud text, and strong backmatter, CRESCENT MOONS AND POINTED MINARETS will inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, and is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.|
|Biographical Note||Hena Khan is the author of GOLDEN DOMES AND SILVER LANTERNS: A MUSLIM BOOK OF COLORS, CRESCENT MOONS AND POINTED MINARETS: A MUSLIM BOOK OF SHAPES, NIGHT OF THE MOON: A MUSLIM HOLIDAY STORY, LIKE THE MOON LOVES THE SKY, 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 www.henakhan.com.|
Mehrdokht Amini is an Iranian-born children's book illustrator. She has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal and been invited to participate in the prestigious Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava. She lives in the United Kingdom.