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The Day of Ahmed's Secret

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ISBN13: 9780688140236
ISBN10: 0688140238
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The Day of Ahmed's Secret

As young Ahmed delivers butane gas to customers all over the city of Cairo, he thinks, I have a secret. All day long, as he maneuvers his donkey cart through streets crowded with cars and camels, down alleys filled with merchants' stalls, and past buildings a thousand years old, Ahmed keeps his secret safe inside. It is so special, so wonderful, that he can reveal it only to his family, only when he returns home, only at the end of the day.

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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.

About the Author

Ted Lewin grew up in an old frame house in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, a chimpanzee, and an assortment of more conventional pets. The lion was given to his older brother, Don, while he was traveling as a professional wrestler, and he shipped it home. The family kept Sheba in the basement fruit cellar until Don returned and their mother convinced him to give it to the Buffalo zoo.

Ted always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. As a child he copied the work of illustrators and painters he admired, including N. C. Wyeth, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Velázquez, and Goya. When it came time to go to art school (Pratt), he needed to earn money to finance his education. So, following in his brothers footsteps, he took a summer job as a wrestler — the beginning of a 15-year part-time career that eventually inspired his autobiographical book I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler. Teds career as an artist began with illustrations for adventure magazines, and its only over the last several years that he has devoted his time to writing and illustrating childrens books. "Im having more fun doing this than anything Ive ever done before," he says. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to such places as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. His Market!, published in 1996, showcases markets around the world, from Uganda to Ireland to Ecuador.

Touch and Go is a collection of stories about the adventures Ted had while researching his books. Gorilla Walk is his first collaboration with his wife, Betsy, and is about their trek to see the mountain gorillas in Uganda. Theyve just completed their second collaboration, Elephant Quest, set in the Okavango Delta of Botswana. Teds current project is about a Civil War drummer boy.

Ted and Betsy live in Brooklyn, New York, where they share their home with two cats, Slick and Chopper.

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Viviann, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Viviann)
wonderful pictures, touching story. We need to have more points of connection with people in the middle east, and this book paves the way for young children and their parents.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688140236
ill.:
Lewin, Ted
Author:
Gilliland, Judith Heide
Illustrator:
Lewin, Ted
Author:
Tresselt, Alvin
Author:
by Florence H. Parry and Ted Lewin
Author:
Parry, Florence H.
Author:
Humphrey, Anna
Author:
Heide, Florence Parry
Author:
Duvoisin, Roger
Author:
Lewin, Ted
Author:
Gilliland, Judith Heide
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Names, personal
Subject:
Ethnic - General
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Work
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Cairo
Subject:
Names, Personal -- Fiction.
Subject:
Work -- Fiction.
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt) Fiction.
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 216
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 10.625 in 5.6 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , 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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