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Eleven words for love : a journey through Arabic expressions of love  Cover Image Book Book

Eleven words for love : a journey through Arabic expressions of love / Randa Abdel-Fattah, Maxine Beneba Clarke.

Abdel-Fattah, Randa, (author.). Clarke, Maxine Beneba, (illustrator.). Candlewick Press, (publisher.).

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  • ISBN: 1536230219
  • ISBN: 9781536230215
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This lyrical narrative of a Palestinian family in exile explores universal bonds of family, loyalty, and friendship through the lens of eleven Arabic expressions for love.
Summary, etc.:
"A family has fled their homeland in search of safety in another country, carrying a single suitcase. As their journey unfolds, the oldest child reflects on the special contents of that suitcase: photo albums that evoke eleven of many names for love in Arabic. From sunshine-warm friendship to the love that dissolves all tears; from the love that makes you swoon to the love that leaves you yearning for the heart's homeland--her family has experienced it all. Illustrated in vibrant watercolor pencil and collage on textured card stock, this moving scrapbook shows a family embracing an unknown future even as they honor the past, casting immigration and the refugee experience in the light of universal human connection."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
4-8 years.
Grades preschool-3.
Language Note:
In English with words in Arabic.
Subject: Love > Juvenile fiction.
Exiles > Juvenile fiction.
Muslims > Juvenile fiction.
Muslims > Palestine > Juvenile fiction.
Palestine > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Stories in rhyme.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon.


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Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon JPIC ABDEL-FATTAH (Text) 33430152317046 Juvenile New Picture Book Available -

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