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The Sifrah Glider
A class of children is in for a treat when their class guest turns out to be an Emirati man who teaches them about his traditional dress and the significance behind each item. Told with a great sense of fun, and amusingly illustrated.
Paperback, 19 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by Jerboa Books
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Oct 14, 2010 Bernadette rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teachers in the Emirates, teachers interested in Middle East/multicultural literature
Written in verse, The Sifrah Glider is a charming story about a guest who visits a classroom to tell the students all about the traditional clothing worn in the Emirates. I was pleased to see the story written in rhyme, as this itself reflects one aspect of the culture - the history of oral tradition and poetry. However, I thought the "bag of culture galore" could have contained a few more goodies! Readers learn the very (very!) basics of the kandora, agaal, bisht, isa, and, of course, the sifra ...more