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Mama Shamsi at the bazaar  Cover Image Book Book

Mama Shamsi at the bazaar / by Mojdeh Hassani and Samira Iravani ; illustrated by Maya Fidawi.

Hassani, Mojdeh, (author.). Iravani, Samira, (author.). Fidawi, Maya, (illustrator.).


"Mama Shamsi is off to the market, and today, Samira gets to go with her! Samira loves spending time with her grandmother, and she especially loves her chador, which Mama Shamsi wraps around herself every time they leave the house. As the pair get closer and closer to the market, Samira is worried about getting lost in the crowded streets of Tehran, until she has an idea: She can hide under her grandmother's chador. But when Mama Shamsi says no--if Samira hides under there, the pair of them will look like a strange animal! In imaginary spreads, Samira and Mama Shamsi turn into a donkey, a giraffe, a kangaroo, a turtle--hiding isn't working at all. But maybe there's some other way for Samira to stay safe with her grandma in the crowded market." --Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593110614
  • ISBN: 0593110617
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
AD520L Lexile
Decoding demand: 50 (medium) Semantic demand: 63 (high) Syntactic demand: 81 (very high) Structure demand: 79 (high) Lexile
Subject: Grandmothers > Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child > Juvenile fiction.
Bazaars (Markets) > Iran > Tehran > Juvenile fiction.
Muslims > Juvenile fiction.
Tehran (Iran) > Juvenile fiction.
Iran > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
Domestic fiction.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 6 of 7 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE HAS (Text) 0001012537765 JUV Easy New In transit -

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