MUEZZA AND BABY JAAN: STORIES FROM THE QURAN
Would you like to hear a story, white camel?
A camel with an appetite for stories and a clever cat who loves to snooze are lost in the unending desert. But they aren’t yourordinary creatures and this isn’t the story of just another chance meeting.
When these two wanderers, a djinn in the form of a baby camel and Prophet Mohammed’s favourite cat, find each other among the lurking perils of the dunes, their dogge fight for survival fosters an unlikely friendship.
As Muezza the cat spins tales around the most enchaning nuggets of Islamic lore, such as the creation of Adam, the spite of djinn-turned-angel Iblis, the gift of free will, the ninety-nine names of God, the mighty king Suleiman and much, much more, Baby Jaan can’t help but be mesmerized. After all, who can turn down a good story?
Charmingly whimsical, this reader’s edition of Muezza and Baby Jaan immerses us in an illuminating tale about a tender bond and, of course, some enthralling stories.
WINNER of the 2017 Crossword Book Award (Jury) for Children’s Literature
RUNNER-UP of the 2017 Publishing Next Industry Award for Children’s Book of the Year (English)
‘Another conception from Nair’s sensitive and riighteous pen, which is always ready to respond to today’s troubled times’
– TIMES OF INDIA
‘Simple and touching’
– THE HINDU
‘Grips you from the get go’
– MUMBAI MIRROR
‘Stars two unforgettable eponymous protagonists’
‘A large hearted book…a must read for adults and children alike’