Paperback Books by Fawzia Gilani

Fawzia Gilani is the author of The Button Box (2022), Henna on My Hands (2022), Treasury of Eid Tales (2021), Rapunzel: An Islamic Tale (2021) and other 22 books.

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The Button Box

release date: Apr 01, 2022
The Button Box
After Jewish fifth-grader Ava and her Muslim best friend Nadeem are called hateful names at school, Ava's Granny Buena rummages in her closet and pulls out a glittering crystal button box. It's packed with buttons that generations of Ava's Sephardic ancestors have cherished. With the help of Granny's mysterious cat Sheba, Ava and Nadeem discover that a button from the button box will take them back in time. Suddenly, they are in ancient Morocco, where Nadeem's ancestor, Prince Abdur Rahman, is running for his life. Can Ava and Nadeem help the prince escape to Spain and fulfill his destiny, creating a legendary Golden Age for Muslims, Jews and Christians?

Henna on My Hands

release date: Feb 01, 2022
Henna on My Hands
Age range 3 to 6 Squiggles and swirls, loops and curls, diamonds and dots...and a small surprise! The little girl watches as her mother traces the cool, moist patterns on her palm. Then comes the waiting. The henna must dry, nothing must touch it -- and she can be patient no longer!

Treasury of Eid Tales

release date: Dec 01, 2021

Rapunzel: An Islamic Tale

release date: Jul 01, 2021
Rapunzel: An Islamic Tale
When a woodcutter and his wife's baby daughter is taken away by a hard-hearted old women in payment for a few rapunzel leaves, they are heartbroken. Although the old woman is not cruel to the little girl, she does not want her parents to ever find her and names her Rapunzel after the rapunzel greens for which she was taken. In time, Rapunzel grows into a young lady with an inquisitive mind and a kind and generous heart but will she ever be re-united with her parents?

Umm Badoor's Ramadan Lugaimat

release date: May 06, 2021
Umm Badoor's Ramadan Lugaimat
Umm Badoor is everyone's favourite cook. As Ramadan approaches, all the family are excited about one thing - Umm Badoor's Ramadan Lugaimats! With so many different types to make, can Umm Badoor make them all before the predawn meal?

Yaffa and Fatima

release date: Aug 01, 2017
Yaffa and Fatima
Kar-Ben Read-Aloud eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to bring eBooks to life! Two neighbors—one Jewish, one Muslim—have always been best friends. When they both fall on hard times, can they find a way to help each other? In Fawzia Gilani's retelling of this folktale—which has both Jewish and Arab origins—differences are not always causes for conflict and friendship can overcome any obstacle.

Husna and the Eid Party

release date: Mar 31, 2020
Husna and the Eid Party
Will Husna be invited to Maryam's Eid party? And how will they celebrate?

Cinderella

release date: Dec 11, 2016
Cinderella
"It’s easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani’s Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury Reading Cinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.

The Lost Ring

release date: Jun 09, 2020
The Lost Ring
Learn about the Muslim festival of Eid, and find out if the mystery of the lost ring can be solved.

Snow White

release date: Dec 11, 2016
Snow White
Involving the power of a djinn, poisoned dates, seven dwarf sisters-in-faith, and a mysterious old peddler woman in the woods wearing a face veil, this lyrically told story offers a unique twist on this fairy tale, whilst keeping the classic much-loved story intact, including a hateful and vain stepmother, a considerate huntsman, and a charming prince. Set in the heady snow-strewn woodlands of Anatolia by the illustrator Shireen Adams, this tale of flight, friendship, and forgiveness is richly detailed and beautifully brought to life. Snow White is the second book in the Islamic Fairy Tales series, which looks to offer meaningful and faithful variants of these popular worldwide stories. Fawzia Gilani has worked as a teacher, librarian, and school principal in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada since 1993. She is the author of thirty children's books, mostly on the topic of Eid.

Wake Up Waheed!

release date: Aug 04, 2019
Wake Up Waheed!
It's Ramadan and time to get up for sahoor. But no matter what Waheed's family do, Waheed will not wake up!

Sleeping Beauty

release date: Nov 05, 2018
Sleeping Beauty
Praise for other publications in the Islamic Fairy Tales series: "Simple, colorful illustrations enhance this lovely recreation of a cherished fairy tale. . . . Cinderella: An Islamic Tale is highly recommended especially for children's public library multicultural picture book collections."—The Midwest Book Review "In this version, the heroine is pious as well as pretty. . . . The full-color watercolors, with some Anatolian details in clothing and household goods, are attractive."—Kirkus Reviews, on Snow White: An Islamic Tale After the wicked Count Lahab promises to crush the young princess Mariam at her aqiqah, she is hidden within the king's castle. Many peaceful years pass, but, upon news of Mariam's wedding, they come to a piercing end. Count Lahab finds a way to deceive the castle and present her with a beautiful hijab pin, covered in poison, that leaves her in a deep, unbreakable sleep. After potions and prayers have no effect her husband, Haris, is told to go on a perilous journey to Makkah to pray for her recovery and bring back zam zam water for her to drink. But, faced by Count Lahab and his outlaws, what does his destiny hold? Fawzia Gilani has worked as a teacher, librarian, and school principal in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada since 1993. She is the author of thirty children's books, mostly on the topic of Eid. She also works as an educational consultant and is currently based in Qatar.

Eid Songs (Goodword)

release date: Dec 27, 2014
Eid Songs (Goodword)
Eid-ul-Fitr is always an occasion for great fun and celebration. After a month-long Ramadan, everybody looks forward to a great Eid. Eid-ul-Fitr also calls for thanking Allah for His blessings, helping the poor and the needy around us and sharing our love and happiness with each other.

Zinjabeel

release date: Jun 01, 2017
Zinjabeel
Zinjabeel and her grandma are poor. They sell dates to make a living. It¿s Ramadan a time of prayer and generosity. On the eve of Layla-tul-Qadr there is a knock at the door. A needy little girl ask for some dates. This is a story about a child who puts the needs of others before her own.

Fawzia Gilani's Snow White

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Fawzia Gilani's Snow White
A princess takes refuge from her wicked stepmother in the cottage of seven dwarf sisters-in-faith, in a retelling of the classic tale.

The Ramadan Drummer

release date: Jan 01, 2010
The Ramadan Drummer
Ibn Serene is a Ramadan Drummer. He wakes people up for sahoor. One day a rich man comes to live in the town. He wants to sleep. ¿I will stop the Ramadan Drummer!¿ he says. Find out what happens when the rich man gives Ibn Serene a bag of gold and throws his Ramadan drum away.

Tina a Ramadan Tale

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Tina a Ramadan Tale
Tina doesn't have many friends ... in fact ... Tina doesn't have any friends. That's because Tina always pushes! A new girl comes to school. Her name is Zainab. Zainab loves Allah and want's to remember Him all the time. Find out what happens when Tina tries to push Zainab!

Maitha's Shoes a Ramadan Story

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Maitha's Shoes a Ramadan Story
It's Ramadan and Maitha needs new shoes. Mom takes her to the mall and maitha finds the best shoes in the whole wide world! She's so happy! When Maitha goes to offer tarawih prayers, she gets worried because her shoes might get lost.When the prayer is finally finished Maitha rushes out to get her shoes but they are nowhere to be found!

Abu Firas the Fanoos Maker

release date: Jun 01, 2010
Abu Firas the Fanoos Maker
Abu Firas, the fanoos maker, was very excited, maybe tonight the Ramadan moon would appear? Suddenly fireworks filled the sky! Abu Firas shouted, ?Ahlan wa sahlan ya Ramadan!? Together Abu Firas and the children welcome the month of Ramadan in the most beautiful way.

इस्मत की ईद

release date: Mar 01, 2008
इस्मत की ईद
Ismat'S Eid Is A Crisp Adaptation Of A Delightful Turkish Tale. Ismat The Shoemaker Is A Happy, Contented Sort And On The Occasion Of Eid, Decides To Buy His Family Special Gifts. He Is Persuaded By The Shopkeeper To Buy A Pair Of Trousers For Himself But There Is Only The Last Pair On The Shelves, And It'S Too Long. Long Trousers Can Always Be Shortened, Can'T They? So Ismat Takes His Gifts Home. Eid Arrives, And With It Comes A Shock And A Surprise. To Be Able To Laugh And To Be Willing To Adjust : These Little Life-Affirming Qualities Are Highlighted With Affection And Detail As Text And Pictures Come Together Seamlessly In Thisstory Replete With Cultural Resonances.

Literature-based Character Development & Islamic Children's Fiction

release date: Jan 01, 2015

Hina's Happy Heart

release date: Jul 01, 2020
Hina's Happy Heart
Hina was a happy girl. She always wore a big, big, beautiful smile. Everyone said, "Hina you have a happy heart!" When Hina starts school things happen that take Hina's smile away. Little by little her happy heart is gone. This is a story that teaches children about kindness.

Adil Ali's Shoes

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Adil Ali's Shoes
Story of Adil Ali and his old shoes; for children.

The Three Little Camels

release date: Jul 01, 2010
The Three Little Camels
The three little camels each build a tent in the desert. Along comes the big, bad wolf who wants to eat them. He threatens to huff and puff and blow their tents in if they doesn't let them in. "Not by the hump on my backy, back, back!" say the little camels. Find out what happens when the wolf huffs and puffs. This is a traditional tale which has been adapted for children living in the Middle East.
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