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.
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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