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Book details
  • SubGenre:Animals / Marine Life
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:Arabic
  • Series title:Egyptians and their Treasures
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:36
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781838369941

A Calf in the Valley of the Whales

by Jailan Abbas View publisher's profile page

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The calf named "Hothot" wakes up to the sounds of a group of young people riding a boat in the Red Sea and talking about whales that have lived in Egypt for millions of years. Hothot began his journey in search of his ancient roots with the help of cetologist Dr. Morgan. Will Hothot discover his Egyptian ancestor?
This is an Arabic language picture book by Dr. Jailan Abbas illustrated by Aly ElZiny. The book is part of an educational series about the different governorates in Egypt and their unknown treasures. The book has made it a point to punctuate all the letters to enable a proper grammatical reading of the Arabic language. It's the perfect study tool for beginner Arabic language learners, discover the story of whales in Egypt through the young students, Dr. Morgan and the calf named "Hothot."
About the author
For over 30 years, Jailan Abbas has thrived as a teacher, educator, and mentor of Egyptian history, civilization, and culture, choosing to teach in her Ph.D. specialization. Abbas is a renowned author with several English and Arabic publications for adults and children. One of her most prominent publications is the English Egyptian culture curriculum she created; these books for students and teachers cover from kindergarten to grade five. Abbas is a very vocal and active voice; she regularly gives lectures across Egypt through various organizations, NGOs, schools, and universities. She has also participated in numerous conferences and workshops internationally and in Egypt. "My passion is Egyptian culture, and I always strive to share it with my students whom I hope to imbue with this same love." She believes Egypt is a place full of stories worth telling so that children across the world can learn about Egyptian heritage and culture. "There is no better means of conveying our culture than through picture books."