Yearning for freedom and schooling for himself and the other children who toil in a carpet factory in Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem is inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the way.
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Pegi Deitz Shea is the author of the award-winning children’s book "The Whispering Cloth", the novel "Tangled Threads", and other human rights-related articles and poems. Pegi lives with her family in Connecticut.
Leane Morin illustrated "Shy Mama’s Halloween" for Tilbury House. She lives in Whitefield, Maine, with her three children, works in the local elementary school library, and is often found at other schools giving workshops on book illustration.Review:
"...Nadeem's story will inspire and educate children and adults about child labor issues." -- Rug Insider Magazine, Winter 2004
"...This superb book is a powerful tool for helping young readers stand up for freedom and against injustice." -- Philip Hoose, author of
"...an important resource for the educator seeking stories that inspire kids to take action." -- Green Teacher Magazine, Fall 2004
"...essential eye-opening picture book...illustrations... bordered by designs that echo the beauty of these rugs made with such pain." -- Portland Sunday Telegram, December 14, 2003
"...has a resource section so that your students can get involved in making the world safe for all children." -- Teaching Tolerance, Fall 2004
"...important message about what childhood is like in many places in our world... a cause for reflection and encouragement." -- Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund, September 2003
"...strong human rights message... generous resources...readers can take action ... beautifully framed watercolor illustrations..." -- Multicultural Review, Summer 2004
"...vividly portrays...hardships...despair of children who are preyed upon by unscrupulous rug factory owners in Pakistan." -- Central Maine Newspapers, May 9, 2004
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2004 -- Children's Book Council/ National Council of Social Studies
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Book Description Tilbury House Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Leane Morin (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0884482499
Book Description Tilbury House Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110884482499