Rumi–Poet of Joy and Love
by Rashin Kheiriyeh
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Pub Date 05 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 31 Jan 2024
NorthSouth Books Inc., NorthSouth Books
“Be a friend to everyone.” Rumi’s words are needed now more than ever. A picture book biography of the renowned Persian poet that introduces children to Rumi’s life and teachings.
Even the greatest poet was once a child. And so it was with Rumi. When he was young he was enchanted by birds and books. He later became a scholar, but it was the loss of his best friend, Shams, that inspired Rumi to his most important realization: Love is in us and everywhere.
The Persian mystic and poet Rumi is one of the best known and most widely read poets in the world. The renowned illustrator Rashin Kheiriyeh herself comes from Iran. With this picture book she creates a touching memorial to Rumi's wisdom and warmth. The strong colors and ornamental details transport us to the Persian Empire in the 13th century. Yet Rumi's story and his poetry are timeless.
Written by award-winning Iranian-American artist Rashin Kheiriyeh,this narrative nonfiction picture book has been published to honor his life and the 750th anniversary of his death.
Includes backmatter on Rumi as well as an author's note.
Average rating from 177 members
This picture book is so beautiful. Everything about Rumi was new to me, but it made me want to learn more. Really beautiful book that will be a great read aloud to all age classrooms.
As a history teacher, Rumi is mentioned in our Islamic Civilizations unit. Rumi - Poet of Joy and Love provides an entry point for even the youngest student to learn about Rumi. The book is beautifully illustrated. Rumi - Poet of Joy and Love shares the message of friendship, learning from others, and the joy of sharing with others. I plan to use this book as an introduction to literature in my Islamic Civilizations unit.
A really good biography! It doesn't feel "heavy" and is perfect for children to read. The illustration is beautiful too.
Rumi–Poet of Joy and Love is a beautiful book detailing the life story of Rumi. Primarily aimed at young children but a joy for anyone to read. It is illustrated throughout with stunning pictures, and the text is simple and easy for children to read. It is a wonderful introduction and hopefully the start of a love affair with the greatest spiritual poet of all time.