Family holidays are the source of a lot of childhood memories. Visiting the seaside is a definite favorite with children who love water, sand, fresh air and lots of space to run, play and swim. This story fuels the imagination of children and gives them a taste of all the fun that can be had at the beach from racing to swimming to building a sand castle and eating ice cream . There is also an adventure when Hadeel and Nabil stumble on an earthen buried jar. Could it be a pirate’s treasure?
A Day on the Beach
Written by: Taghreed Najjar, Illustrated by: Nadine Kaadan,
The twins Hadeel and Nabeel spend a good time together on the beach. While making a sand castle they come across a clay pot buried in the sand. But there’s something hiding inside the clay pot! What could it be? To find out, lift the flap!
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|Year of Publication||2009|
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|Dimensions||21 × 5 × 21 cm|
About the Author: Taghreed Najjar
Taghreed Najjar is a pioneer of modern children's literature in Jordan. A graduate of the American University of Beirut,Taghreed started her career as a teacher before becoming a full time writer of picture books and young adult novels. Her YA novels have been celebrated widely by her readers and various schools in the region have adopted them as part of their curriculum. A number of her books have won awards while others have been translated into foreign languages like English, Swedish, Turkish, French and Chinese.
One of her most critically acclaimed works is a series of ten picture books revolving around six-year old Jude and her family and friends.'The Halazone Series', deals with everyday childhood issues which are treated with humor and deftness by the author. One of Taghreed’s pet projects was collecting old Arabic children rhymes and publishing them in book and digital form to make them accessible to the modern child and family of today. She published two collections of rhymes, the latest entitled 'Musical Tickles' was selected by the National Centre for Children's Literature (a service of the French National Library) as one of the best publications in the Arab World in 2012/2013.
Taghreed is a member of the Jordanian Writer’s Association and takes part in international and regional conferences and workshops that deal with children literature.
About the Illustrator: Nadine Kaadan
Born in 1985 in Paris, Nadine Kaadan lived most of her life in Syria where she graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Demascus in 2007. She participated in many workshops and got a diploma in Designing children's books from Saint Martin College of Arts in London. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. She has worked with different publishers and illustrated a number of children books.