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The Hundredth Name

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This picture book for young readers about family, friendship and faith is rich in the details of Middle Eastern village life. It tells the warm story of a bond between a father, a son, and the son’s favorite camel, as well as their devotion to the Muslim faith, and the power of prayer in their daily life.

Salah and his camel, Qadiim, are constant companions: They work toge
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Boyds Mills Press (first published 1995)
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Jessica Van Vleet
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
My son had to read this for his 2nd grade history class, so we read it together. It was actually pretty neat. I am glad that I read it. Very neat way to introduce children to other religions and cultures different from our own.
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a lovely story about the Muslim faith. Ever since man has believed in a god, man has tried to name the god. We often speak around the god's name, but never know it. I've kind of thought that cats held that secret, but, it turns out, so do camels.

The artwork is good, but the muted palette works against the text and even the details of the artwork itself.
Candace Hill
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my very favorite children's books. ...more
Lindsey LaMonica
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childerns-lit
"The Hundredth Name" written by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim is a great children's book to help introduce other religions or cultures. The story follows Salah and his camel Qadiim. The two of them do everything together, work, eat, even sleep. When Salah notices his camel isn't very happy, Salah becomes sad as well. His father always tells Salah "pray has great power," and after one night Salah walks up to see Qadiim happy with his head raised high. The illustrations done by Michael Hays are amazin ...more
Fred Kohn
Cool Islamic themed picture book. The story was fun, especially if you are an animal lover. And what child is not? I only wish that the pictures were not so dreary. Perhaps the illustrator was trying to create a mystical atmosphere by use of dark tones, but for me it failed.
May 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: islam
3.5 stars. Nice to have a good picture book go along with the nuts and bolts of Islam. I liked that the camel's name was Salah, or prayer, one of the five pillars of Islam. ...more
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A young boy named Salah shows great compassion toward his camel and does not want him to appear sad. He talks with his father, then prays, and the following morning the camel has his head held high, as if he knows something no one else does... Allah's hundredth name.

My daughter and I really liked this book, and it resembles a "just so" story of why the camel walks with his head held high.
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