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Cover of مشاة ماهرون
Language: 
Title in English: 
Graceful passers-by…
Author: 
Nabiha Mehaydli
Illustrator: 
Hassan Zahr al-Din
Illustrations: 
Black and white
Place of publication: 
Beirut
Country: 
Publisher: 
Dar Al-Ḥadaeq
Year of publication: 
2014
Pages: 
23 p.
Size: 
25 x 20 cm
ISBN: 
978-614- 139-021- 4
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Looking down from her window, a little girl watches the ballet dance of passers-by as they cross the street. She watches them and calls out to them, but they ignore her. Now that she is grown up, when she is crossing the street she always looks up to where a little girl might be watching her from a balcony. The text, which is in rhyme, suggests the rhythm of pedestrians’ footsteps. Each illustration is like a painting full of fine detail. The sepia colours chosen by the artist give us subtle and beautiful contrasts of light and shade. A picture book of rare delicacy and gorgeous poetry.