Food has always been central to religious practice. From fasting at Ramadan to feasting at Diwali, from the laws of kashrut to the taking of communion, a great deal can be learned about a religion through an understanding of its link with food. Six children from six religions tell their stories through words and photographs. The text is in the first person with each child speaking directly to the reader, making an engaging and visually appealing introduction to this important aspect of religion. The book covers six major religions: Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism and looks at celebrations, rules, fasting, and food and drink in rituals. Also included are authentic recipes for pancakes, honey cake, pakoras, coconut barfi and puris. All the children featured are from the respective religions and cultural background. The book has been developed with the help of expert consultants from each religion.
SUSAN REUBEN has been an editor since 1997. A Cambridge University graduate, she was Commissioning Editor at Frances Lincoln, then Senior Publisher at Egmont books before starting Baobab Editorial and Design with Sophie Pelham. She is co-editor of the Ultimate Book Guide series, the first of which won a Blue Peter Book Award. Susan also works as a ghostwriter and copywriter.
My Name is Francesca. I am Christian
My Name is Jacob. I am Jewish
My Name is Aneesa. I am Muslim
My Name is Francis. I am Buddhist
My Name is Akhil. I am Hindu
My Name is Tavleen. I am Sikh
An inviting, lively and informative book, well-structured and with a high standard of presentation. Good value for money.
The photographic information is very high quality and carefully selected to clearly illustrate the traditions within each faith. The text is simple and easily accessible.. Would make a useful contribution to upper Key Stage 1 or Lower Key Stage 2 pupils who might be investigating the symbolism of special foods.