Rapunzel: An Islamic Tale

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This book is a retelling of Rapunzel with Islamic faith intertwined in the story. It begins with a woodcutter and his wife. And a woman named Shuna Leng in town that hates the woodcutter for loving someone else other than her. The wife must have the rapunzel during pregnancy and the woodcutter pays for some but the second time Shuna Leng demands the baby as payment. Her mother has two requests when she’s taken away keep her safe and teach her the Qur’an. The story follows Rapunzel as she grows up and learns about Allah and the Qur’an. There is a twist ending to the original tale.
The text was well executed but very long. I would say this book is definitely for an older audience, 4th grade and up. I did like the way the author was able to put in sayings from the Qur’an in the story.
The illustrations were stunning. I think it is a great addition to the book.
A thing to note, this is a great introduction to the Qur’an especially if you don’t know anything about it like me. This is designed to teach kids about the Islamic faith in a very creative way. I am impressed with which it was done. This would be a great addition to anyone who is Islamic and libraries.

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Author Fawzia Gilani
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 44 pages
Publisher Kube Publishing Ltd
Publish Date 07-Dec-2021
ISBN 9780860377344
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Issue March 2022
Category Children's