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“This charming picture book introduces the traditional symbols and practices of Nowruz but focuses on the heart of the holiday’s meaning in terms children can easily understand.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story

Written by Adib Khorram
Illustrated by Zainab Faidhi
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

Kian can’t wait for Persian New Year! His family has already made a haft-seen, and Kian’s baba and maman told him that all the things on it start with S and will bring them joy in the new year. Kian wonders if he could add just one more S, to make his family even happier. Hmm . . . Sonny the cat’s name starts with S—but Sonny knocks the whole table over! Can Kian find seven special somethings to make a new haft seen before his family arrives for their Nowruz celebration?

Primary ISBN: 9780593108260

Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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