Zaynab Books LLC
Pleasure Reading for a Higher Purpose
Need something absorbing to occupy the kids — like an unusual and relevant story?
A story that takes at least an afternoon to read?
A novel of family life and surreal adventure with a Florida Muslim girl on a quest to help her father and cure an ailing orange tree, Journey Beyond the Great Tree offers lessons from Islamic tradition that middle grade readers (ages 9 to 12) can appreciate.
Deadly citrus greening bacteria have infected orange trees in Florida, and without his trusty, great tree to rely on for fruit, Mr. Farooq’s orange juice company looks doomed as well. Journey Beyond the Great Tree tells the story of his daughter’s search for a cure. Join Safa Farooq as she meets a winged creature and an invisible Quran teacher who help her evade interplanetary jinn. Grab onto a branch and hoist yourself up as she ascends a fantastic, ailing tree to ride a dragon into outer space, seeking an elixir. Read and understand every word of a child-friendly dialogue that gives Safa a rational basis for believing in the existence of God.
Give a kid something good to read. Approved by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari and Shaykh Qays Arthur.