Muhammad by Demi
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Muhammad is the messenger of Islam.
Born in Mecca in the year 570, Muhammad grew into a sensitive and thoughtful man who believed deeply in the worship of one true god.
In his fortieth year, Muhammad experienced a revelation from the angel Gabriel that he, Muhammad, was the messenger of God. Over the next twenty-three years, he received many such revelations, all of which were written down by scribes at the time of revelation to become the Koran, the sacred scripture of Islam, a religion that is practiced by nearly one-quarter of the world's population and holds as its most sacred tenet that there is no god but God.
Through a clear text and stunning illustrations based upon those of traditional Islamic expression, the award-winning artist Demi here introduces the remarkable life of the Prophet Muhammad for young readers.
About the Author
Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including The Empty Pot, Buddha, The Dalai Lama, The Emperor's New Clothes, Gandhi, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award, and King Midas: The Golden Touch, which a Kirkus starred review describes as "magnificent" and "dazzling." She lives in Carnation, Washington.