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Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns

A Muslim Book of Colors

Book - 2012
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In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780811879057
Call Number: jE Concept KHAN 2012
Characteristics: 26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Amini, Mehrdokht - Illustrator


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In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.

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Nov 18, 2018

This clever read which is great for beginners, introduces readers into the world of a little girl and her faith. Red rugs for prayer, golden domes on the mosque and orange for creative leafy vines made with henna, are what this young girl sees within her faith. Gifts, dates and black ink for writing are part of what is shared in this faith. Young readers will find beautifully illustrated pages that share various colors and even learn a few new words. The back pages share the definitions for a better understanding. Parents and teachers can discuss religion in other cultures.

VaughanPLSarahN May 17, 2017

A beautifully illustrated introduction to words and terms associated with Islam.

May 11, 2017

informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions plus beautiful illustration. Must Read book with preschoolers and above.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

This lyrical rhyming book celebrates Islamic traditions through the eyes of a young girl. Even the youngest readers will delight in discovering Muslim culture through this visually appealing read-aloud.

KCLSLibrarians Apr 08, 2014

Each page of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is a different color and is meant to explain aspects of a young girl's religion, Islam. Red prayer rugs, golden mosques, orange henna designs, etc. This book and the glossary at its end explain Islam simply, positively, and beautifully and is very engaging even for younger readers.

forbesrachel Sep 26, 2012

Each colour is used to show a different aspect of the Muslim people. It focuses on the beauty of their art and culture rather than on specific teachings from their faith. A glossary is included in the back to further elucidate on the terms used.

emilymelissabee Jul 22, 2012

One of my favourite reads at OPL so far, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is a beautifully written and illustrated book about the customs, traditions, celebrations, and colours of Islam. Can't recommend it enough - I loved it.

Jul 12, 2012

Simply goregeous. Perfect for storytime.


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