The Jasmine Sneeze
From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
A magical tale set in the jasmine-scented courtyards of Damascus, Syria.
Haroun, the cat, likes nothing better than to spend his days sleeping in the sunlit courtyards of Damascus. Yet one thing always ruins his sleep: jasmine! The sweet-scented flowers send him into fits of sneezes! One day, Haroun hatches a plan to fix the problem, but little does he know that the Jasmine Spirit has a trick or two up her sleeve…
A sweet and entertaining story that sheds a welcome light onto Syria’s long and proud cultural heritage in a period of history marred by war.
“A funny, magical tale whose conclusion gently suggests that there is room for us all in this world”—Guardian Witness
“You’ll get caught up in Damascus’ dense colors and patterns, as well as its light-hearted, sweet-smelling humor. A joy!”—ArabLit
“Children will be captured by the cheeky portrayal of Haroun, and those too young to read will be mesmerized by his antics on the pages”—Middle East Monitor
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV030110, JUV002050, JUV019000|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195533|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
“Great for reading out loud, and not a bad choice for multicultural reading.”—Booklist
School Library Journal
“An amiable folktale set in Syria and suitable for one-on-one and small group sharing.”—School Library Journal
Author, Illustrator: Nadine Kaadan
Nadine Kaadan is an award-winning author-illustrator from Syria. She writes stories inspired by Syria's rich cultural heritage and is committed to helping child refugees in Europe and the Middle East.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
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