Once Upon an Eid

Edited by S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed • Narrative Arc

The Arrow is the monthly digital product that features copywork and dictation passages from a specific read aloud novel (you purchase or obtain the novels yourself). It’s geared toward children ages 11–12 and is an indispensable tool for parents who want to teach language arts in a natural, literature-bathed context.

This guide contains the following features:

  • 4 Passages (one per week) for copywork/dictation
  • Notes about punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and literary devices
  • Weekly Reading Guide
  • Arrow Planner and Skills Tracker
  • 3 Grammar or Punctuation Spotlights 
  • Literary Device: Narrative Arc
  • Writing Activity: Choose Your Own Adventure
  • 9 Discussion Questions
  • Book Club Party Ideas
  • 55 pages
  • Publication Date: April 2023

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Content note

Four of the fifteen stories in the book are covered in this Arrow. “Perfect” (pages 5–20), “Gifts” (pages 97–113), “Seraj Captures the Moon” (pages 132–138), and “Not Only an Only” (pages 203–219). Each story in this book stands alone and can be read in any order. The Book Club Party Guide celebrates these stories and others!   

Parents may wish to preview “Don’ut Break Tradition” (pages 57–75). The mother in this story is ill with an unspecified condition that causes frailty. Additionally, the mother inTaste” (pages 175–195) is badly injured in a car accident.

About the book 

Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and the holiday parties, or carnival rides to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. – Amazon

Purchase the Once Upon an Eid novel here.

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