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Day of Ahmed's Secret (1995)

by Florence Parry Heide, Judith Heide Gilliland

Other authors: Ted Lewin (Illustrator)

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A young Egyptian boy describes the city of Cairo as he goes about his daily work and waits for the evening to share a special surprise with his family.
  reassist | Nov 16, 2018 |
"In this admirable introduction to life in an alien culture, readers are whisked to the busy streets of Cairo--where young Ahmed is making his daily rounds on a donkey cart, delivering large canisters of butane gas. The city is presented through his eyes, and text and illustration work together in harmony to produce a sense of place so vivid that readers can almost hear the cry of vendors in the crowded marketplace and feel the heat rising from the streets." Source: www.publishersweekly.com What is Ahmed's secret? 6-9 year olds will enjoy reading this book to find out.
  uufnn | Oct 24, 2018 |
Ahmed has a secret, and all day long his secret will be like a friend to him.
Tonight he will tell it to his family, but first he has work to do. Throughout
the bustling city of Cairo, Ahmed rides his donkey cart - up streets crowded
with cars and camels, down alleyways filled with merchants' stalls, past
buildings a thousand years old. The sights and sound of his city fill the day,
and when at last his work is done and Ahmed hurries home, young readers will be
as excited to hear his secret as Ahmed is to tell it.
  collectionmcc | Mar 6, 2018 |
Ahmed has a secret, and all day long his secret will be like a friend to him.
Tonight he will tell it to his family, but first he has work to do. Throughout
the bustling city of Cairo, Ahmed rides his donkey cart - up streets crowded
with cars and camels, down alleyways filled with merchants' stalls, past
buildings a thousand years old. The sights and sound of his city fill the day,
and when at last his work is done and Ahmed hurries home, young readers will be
as excited to hear his secret as Ahmed is to tell it.
  collectionmcc | Mar 6, 2018 |
This story is about a little boy named Ahmed who lives and works in the city of Cairo, Egypt. Throughout the story we follow Ahmed around the city as he sells goods and does his daily chores. Everyone knows Ahmed and is very friendly towards him. I love that this book gives some insight into the lives of people in other countries. Especially, countries like Egypt, where many Americans may have negative views. This book would be particularly great at showing children the stark differences and surprisingly similarity between kids in Egypt and kids where they live.

At the end of the story, Ahmed shows his parents his secret: that he had learned to write his name. Children can relate to the excitement of earning something new as well. ( )
  rlove2 | Nov 10, 2015 |
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Gilliland, Judith Heidemain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Beautifully illustrated, this story is set in modern bustling Cairo. Young Ahmed rides his donkey cart up streets crowded with cars and donkeys, down alley ways filled with merchants' stalls, and past buildings a thousand years old. The sights and sounds of the city fill the day, and when at last Ahmed hurries home, young readers will be excited to hear the secret Ahmed has been waiting to share with his family -- he has learned to write his name.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688140238, Paperback)

As Ahmed delivers bottles of propane gas, he treasures a special secret he can't wait to share with his family. "Skillfully, the authors use the secret to sustain suspense...and to highlight the significance of Ahmed's poignant joy in his accomplishment....A handsome, affectionate book."--Kirkus Reviews.

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A young Egyptian boy describes the city of Cairo as he goes about his daily work and waits for the evening to share a special surprise with his family.

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