Ismat's Eid is a crisp adaptation of a delightful Turkish tale. Ismat the shoemaker is a happy, contented sort and on the occasion of Eid, decides to buy his family special gifts. He is persuaded by the shopkeeper to buy a pair of trousers for himself but there is only the last pair on the shelves and it's too long. Long trousers can always be shortened, can't they? So Ismat takes his gifts home. Eid arrives and with it comes a shock and a surprise.
to be able to laugh and to be willing to adjust : These little life-affirming qualities are highlighted with affection and detail as text and pictures come together seamlessly in this story replete with cultural resonances.
Fawzia Gilani Williams
Fawzia Gilani-Williams has worked as an international educator and consultant for over 20 years in Britain, Canada, USA and the UAE. She is a global representative for the International Positive Education Network (IPEN). The author of many children’s books, she loves stories that empower children to make the world a better place.
Proiti Roy is one of the country’s finest illustrators and a winner of the Big Little Book Award for children’s book illustration, Proiti Roy graduated in fine arts in Shantiniketan, Bengal. Her nuanced sense of form and colour evoke many emotions. Among her acclaimed books with Tulika are Ismat’s Eid, The Snow King’s Daughter, In Bon Bibi’s Forest, Bulbuli’s Bamboo, Unhappy Moon and A Walk with Thambi. She now lives in Shantiniketan with her many rescued dogs and cats.