Ahmed drives his donkey cart through the streets of Cairo, delivering butane gas cylinders to his father's customers. He knows everyone and has a part to play in the life of the city. He is proud to be strong enough to help his family, but most of all he is proud of his precious secret, a secret that he keeps until the end of the day. The book reveals a lot about Ahmed's life, and finally his secret - that he can write his name.
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Florence Parry Heide is the author of many acclaimed books, including The Shrinking of Treehorn (illustrated by Edward Gorey), Princess Hyacinth (illustrated by Lane Smith), and, more recently, Dillweed's Revenge (illustrated by Carson Ellis). She passed away in 2011. Chuck Groenink has illustrated books on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and on one side ofMore about Florence Parry Heide
Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, with two brothers, one sister, two parents, a lion, an iguana, and a chimpanzee. He became interested in art as a young boy when he would draw his brothers' world of wrestling. Ted later worked as a professional wrestler to finance his studies at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, where he met his wife, Betsy Lewin, alsMore about Ted Lewin