By Zanib Mian, Muslim Children's Books, paperback, 84 pages
'I'm Eliyas. I'm really good at explaining things my adults told me about, which is handy for you if you're curious about Angels. My family is kind of wacky, you'll hear lots about them too, and the funny things that happen to us, but mostly about angels.
The first in a lively middle-grade series by award-winning author, Zanib Mian. This children's Islamic book is fantastic for those children reading for themselves.
Some things you can find out about angels if you read this:
- What they are
- What they look like
- What mind-blowing things they do
- How to make them come near you and lot's more!'
For ages 6-12 years
About the author:
Zanib Mian's books have featured on BBC's Cbeebies Bedtime Storiesand The Guardianfor their contribution to diversity in children's literature. Zanib studied Molecular Cell Biology at University College London and went on to teach Science in secondary schools before she made the decision to give up the career to create change within children's publishing. She felt that diverse characters from all minorities and backgrounds weren't being fully represented in books for young children. She launched Sweet Apple Publishers with a clear commitment to publishing inclusive books, many of which she has authored herself.
She regularly features in the Bradford Literature Festival, was commissioned to write an opera for The Mahogany Opera Group, and is also on the panel of judges for the prestigious Young Muslim Writers Awards.