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by Ronald Himler,Rukhsana Khan

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Ronald Himler,Rukhsana Khan
ISBN: 1550050699
ISBN13: 978-1550050691
Language: English
Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside; 1 edition (September 30, 2004)
Pages: 32
Fb2 eBook: 1321 kb
ePub eBook: 1546 kb
Digital formats: mbr lit lrf txt

Rukhsana Khan brings us to the reality that faces so many of the world's children. This story was inspired by her meeting with one unforgettable boy and his family. There he makes sure "there are plenty of roses in my carpets"

Rukhsana Khan brings us to the reality that faces so many of the world's children. Rukhsana Khan is the author of Muslim Child and Bedtime Ba-a-alk. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. There he makes sure "there are plenty of roses in my carpets".

Rukhsana Khan (Goodreads Author), Ronald Himler (Illustrations).

by Rukhsana Khan & illustrated by Ronald Himler. A young refugee boy from Afghanistan struggles toward adulthood in a compassionate tale from Khan (Bedtime B-a-a- a-lk, p. 896) about the healing of the human spirit. At the mud house in the refugee camp, the nameless narrator’s days consist mainly of work, school, prayers, and sharing what little there is to eat. He has nightmares of war, and is learning the skill of carpet-weaving, from which he hopes to someday derive a living for his family; with his father dead, the boy is embarrassed to admit that he accepts minimal aid from an unseen sponsor.

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For a young refugee living with loss and terror-filled memories, time is measured by the next bucket of water, the next portion of bread, and the next call to prayer

For a young refugee living with loss and terror-filled memories, time is measured by the next bucket of water, the next portion of bread, and the next call to prayer. Here, where everything - walls, floor, courtyard - is mud, a boy's heart can still long for freedom, independence, and safety. This is a great story for any age group

Illustrated by Ronald Himler . Spare, unsentimental prose from Torontonian Rukhsana Khan and pictures by Tucson, Ariz. based Ronald Himler make this a moving story.

Illustrated by Ronald Himler -- Published in the US & Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Toronto author Rukhsana Khan's book, The Roses In My Carpets, is filled with horror and honesty, humanity and heart. Khan has written about this fatherless boy with heartbreaking realism. She knows the young boy's story personally. Home About Books Blog Contact Rukhsana.

THE ROSES IN MY CARPETS by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Ronald Himler – Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004 ages 8 and up, diversity, picture books, powerful lives, . The Roses in my Carpets is a representative story

THE ROSES IN MY CARPETS by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Ronald Himler – Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004 ages 8 and up, diversity, picture books, powerful lives, . The Roses in my Carpets is a representative story. It's about a boy who has fled Afghanistan and is living in a refugee camp with his mother and his sister, Maha. The boy is safe in the refugee camp but remains haunted by the life he fled-bomb dropping jets fill his dreams, and memories of his father invade his work.

Used availability for Rukhsana Khan's The Roses in My Carpets. September 1998 : Canada Hardback. September 2004 : Canada Paperback.

Rukhsana Khan (Urdu: رخسانہ خان‎; born 1962) is a Pakistani Canadian children's . King of the Skies (2001). The Roses in My Carpets (1998). Bedtime Ba-a-a-lk (1998).

Rukhsana Khan (Urdu: رخسانہ خان‎; born 1962) is a Pakistani Canadian children's writer and storyteller, whose stories have enabled children of all cultures to connect with cultures of Eastern origins.

For a young refugee living with loss and terror-filled memories, time is measured by the next bucket of water, the next portion of bread, and the next call to prayer. Here, where everything - walls, floor, courtyard - is mud, a boy's heart can still long for freedom, independence, and safety. And here, where life is terribly fragile, the strength to endure grows out of need. But the strength to dreams comes from within.

Comments to eBook The Roses in My Carpets
Sharpbringer
This is a beautiful book, which I purchased for a friend who is a third grade teacher. I loved the cover art and when I received the book, I thought everything about it was wonderfully done. The story is just right--not too long and not too short, neither too mild nor too grim. For those who say that this story is too harsh for eight years olds, I ask, how will children in safe environments understand what other children, from war-torn countries, have gone through? Khan has chosen her words carefully and created a believable story line--very believable. Any one of us could verify it with a little Internet research. The little boy steps up to become the man of the house and care for his mother when she is in need. The roses in the carpets--perfect, just perfect! We all can relate to the need for color when our lives are drab, and for those in dire situations, dirt, mud or sand are all they see. What touched me most was the protagonist's awareness of how his adoption through a charitable organization improved his life and gave him skills to make beauty and have hope for the future. This is the kind of book that needs to be in the classroom. Juwairiah JL Simpson
Thomand
used to teach about the plight of those in war torn countries
OwerSpeed
The author of this book was able to capture just the right amount of truth for children. She is an excellent writer, and her book brought me to tears!
Cel
I am apalled this book is touted as appropriate for eight-year-old children. It is far too explicit for that age group. Jets screaming overhead dropping bombs, killing his father, the boy dreaming of being hit and dying, his sister hit by a truck her legs broken. The fact he lives in a mud hut and eats only a small portion of bread and water everyday almost seems cheerful in comparison. Then, the boy talks about the significance of each color in the rug he is weaving "white for the shroud we wrapped my father's body in"..."Red is the color of the blood of martyrs." Finally, never mind using the story as any sort of a springboard to illustrate giving and helping others less fortunate. The boy states his carpet weaving training is made possible by someone far away "a sponsor." And they even took his picture. Then he goes on to say that once he learns the trade he will be able to hold his head high for the sake of his father...who would never have taken aid from a sponsor.
GoodBuyMyFriends
"It's always the same. The jets scream overhead." is the powerful first line of this story that resonates even more forcefully in the wake of the September 11th attacks. The Roses in My Carpets is a masterful tale of a young Afghan refugee by Toronto writer Rukhsana Khan. It is based on a true story, that of the author's foster child in Peshawar, Pakistan. With the unfolding of historical events, it is probably destined to be a classic.
Spare, grim and unsentimental, the story is a beautifully woven narrative of a young fatherless refugee boy caring for his mother and sister in a war-torn world. Symbolic of the loss of identity suffered by refugees, the boy remains nameless throughout the story. Movingly, he struggles to survive with his family within the sombre parameters that govern his universe. Escape finally arrives when he goes to his job as an apprentice carpet weaver. There he makes sure "there are plenty of roses in my carpets". As the story ends, hope surfaces in the young boy's dream of finding "a space, the size of a carpet, where the bombs cannot touch us."
Ronald Himler's watercolour and pencil drawings look overwhelmingly familiar with the images that now flood our homes through television. I have read Roses to my four year old many times and she appreciated the opportunity to comprehend the devastating effect of war on families. I would highly recommend it to other parents and teachers.
Trash Obsession
This is a great story for any age group. My eight year old son read this book and learned more about current events than the news could have ever taught him. I used this book in my tenth grade class room when we did a unit on picture books and changing the world and my students were prompted to plan a school wide "tolerance / compassion" day so that others could learn more about people around the world.
Anarasida
Dealing with refugee children i must say this is a great book, it realy captures the heartache of the afgahni experience.
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